This chick was seen foraging on a grassy area in the afternoon sun.
Not so easy to confirm by the photo - but confirmed by another with a scope
Foraging at the river's edge.
I nearly missed this guy as blended in so well - new species for me!
The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori), and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.