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Common Moorhen: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with gray-brown back and slate-gray head, neck, breast, and belly. Upper flanks show distinct white line. Yellow-tipped red bill is short with red frontal plate extending onto forehead. Tail is white below. Long legs and unwebbed feet are yellow-green.
This bird was not afraid of the air boat, but it sure did move fast when an alligator moved in close by!
Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012