At the end of a great afternoon at Cooby Dam on the Darling Downs, I witnessed a spectacular "face-off" between a juvenile Dusky Moorhen and Magpies over a meal find - the hen stood it's ground and stretched it's body into appearing much larger and was equally as feisty as the magpies. Eventually the bush-hen retreated with the Magpies winning the meal. J.G.
N.B. Initially I had labelled the juvenile Dusky Moorhen as a Bush-Hen. After advice from this blog and bird experts from Eremaea it has been confirmed as a Juvenile Dusky Moorhen. J. 01/02/14