Test your skills each month with MCCG’s Wildlife Identification Quiz!
You’ll find Know Your Wildlife towards the back of every month’s The Local Bulletin. Answers can be found by searching in the MCCG Catchment Field Guides.
Here is the August quiz:
Can you identify these three native birds? Which of them are
wetland birds and which prefers drier areas?
- Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)
- Lewin’s Rail (Lewinia pectoralis)
- Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius)
The Rails are wetland birds, whereas the Painted Button-quail prefers open, dry woodland.