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Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

Description:

The Dusky Moorhen is a bird in the rail (Rallidae) family, which is found in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia. It has a distinctive red frontal shield and the tip of the bill is yellow. The body is slate grey and the wings and rump brownish.

Habitat:

A pond in garden near a large river. Thes birds like wetland habitats, with a preference for freshwater marshes.

Notes:

During breeding season, the Dusky Moorhen forms groups of up to seven birds. It builds a large nest of aquatic plants and lays 6 to 10 whitish eggs. Two or more females will lay their eggs in the same nest. All members of the group help to incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.

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14 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Atul! Yes, I guess I am: nor more flowers or insects:-( This one is from March though. I've been sack with uploads.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

especially loved the 3rd pic!!!!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Lovely spot .... back to birds Daniele ??? i am going to start loading my bird pics as well...been sitting on the pics for quite some time now :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

You're welcome Karzan

KarzanBlbas
KarzanBlbas 8 years ago

yes you right thank you for explain.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Karzan. Strictly speaking this is actually not a duck. All ducks belong to the family Anatidae, but are often confused with unrelated water birds such as gallinules and coots. At least they share a common habitat and are often seen together:-)

KarzanBlbas
KarzanBlbas 8 years ago

good job it is so beautiful duck

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I love the first picture.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Ashish!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Nice capture...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice series!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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