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Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

Description:

I spotted this one in the pond on the University of Queensland campus.

Habitat:

Dusky Moorhen is found in wetland habitats, with a preference for freshwater marshes. http://eol.org/pages/915439/details

4 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Resi... please edit this spotting add description how you spotted this bird and describe habitat.... this is interesting spotting.

Resi
Resi 9 years ago

awesome. thanks guys!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Look to be Common Moorhen...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Moor...
They are well distributed across the world.

JakobKühn
JakobKühn 9 years ago

Was to say common moorhen at first, but then I noticed the spotting is from australia. Gallinula chloropus cannot be found in Australia, whereas G. tenebrosa can.

Resi
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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