Canon 60D EFS 18-135mm IS Shot taken in Albert park Melbourne Australia
Medium sized (33-37cm) shorebird with long pink-red legs and long, fine black bill. Black on nape. DIstinctive high pitched barking call. Nest and Nesting Period: Nests on ground in shallow depression, constructed from aquatic plants, often in small colonies. Habitat: Shallow freshwater or saline wetlands. Season of Occurence / Movement: Nomadic.