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Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata


Dark bird and a white beak. Notice on picture above the long toes that make its possible to walk on top of floating vegetation. Conservation status = Least Concern.


Found at Lake Eola, downtown Orlando, Fl. Feeds on the shores.


MaryEvans2 6 years ago

Beautiful photo and spot.
I too am used to hearing them referred to as common moorhens. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Donna, HaHa! I love the way we were mimicking each other. We must think alike...grin.

DonnaPomeroy 6 years ago

Beautiful shot and way more distinguished than a coot.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

And, by the way, a very nice photograph!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Frank, I think you have here a Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), which is a way "better" bird than an American Coot. See and see if you agree.

Orlando, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.54, Long: -81.37

Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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