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Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Description:

The moorhen is a distinctive species, with dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red frontal shield. The young are browner and lack the red shield. The frontal shield of the adult has a rounded top and fairly parallel sides; the tailward margin of the red unfeathered area is a smooth waving line

Habitat:

wetlands


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 3 years ago

Beautiful spotting! Gallinula chloropus is a closely related species that is not found in North America (as far as I know).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_gall...

Largo, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.91, Long: -82.79

Spotted on Jan 11, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015

Spotted for mission

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