A Little Grassbird enters stage left.

During my last visit to the Treatment Plant, I stopped the car while driving around the Western Lagoons and filmed  a Spotted Crake that crept out of the salt bush and heath to have a drink and check for easy prey. Just to the left of the Crake a Little Grassbird also popped out to check in the tidal mud for prey. These birds are often heard at wetlands and seen when they flit low across the water to the next clump of reeds but I dont often see them clearly for a shot. The Little Grassbird’s scientific name Megalurus gramineus means “grassy large-tail” due to its large broad tail and preferred habitat.

Little Grassbird, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

Little Grassbird, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

Little Grassbird, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

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4 responses to “A Little Grassbird enters stage left.

  1. What a great find Malt, I have not been able to capture them still for a good shot. They do look very similar to the cisticola except for the line over eye and chest pattern. I am looking in the future to checking out this place when I get the chance to travel south. Enjoy your week.

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  2. Wow, you got great views of this little guy!

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  3. Yes it was a nice find Ashely and it is a tough bird to shoot. It only came out into the open for a few seconds.

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