Late Addition: I.D. has been given, thanks to Pete Shanley, Pete's Flap blog.
Have been poking around my archives and came up with these that I'm sure I've not shared before. It's going to send me into my bird book to find out what it is because I certainly haven't seen them anywhere else. Photos had been taken at a wildlife refuge in Victoria.
long and lean
with cheeky patches
and a brilliant red stripe.
It is: ??? Unfortunately was unable to locate in my birding reference. Your help needed.
It is, a brolga!