Distribution: WA, NT, QLD & New Guinea. Tropical freshwater wetlands from the Kimberleys WA to Mary River QLD.
First described by Horsefield 1824.
This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthews and is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done. It was the last series produced to use hand colouring rather than colour printed lithography for the illustrations. Rare.