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Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

Description:

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 - http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/464/_/C...

Habitat:

Open wetlands

Notes:

Split from the Common Moorhen in 2011. Juvenile shown

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Liam
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Liam

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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