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Aha! thanks Liam, I think I got it LOL. Well I'll go edit some spottings. By the way Liam, if you have a minute and don't mind, see if you can confirm these ID's for me. Thanks so much. I'm not completely sure. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/139...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140...
Just to clarify, "Common Moorhen" was the previous name for the galeata/chloropus superspecies. Many outdated guides will still have the species listed as "Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus". More info on the split from the ABA Blog "Common Moorhen returns to its former name Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) in the New World as a separate species from Moorhen (G. chloropus) in the Old World. This vote passed unanimously, although one member believed the new name for “our” bird should be American Gallinule. A bird thought to be a vagrant from the Old World was photographed and collected on Shemya Island, Alaska, in October 2010. If accepted as a Moorhen, it would be the first ABA-area record."http://blog.aba.org/2011/05/bulletin-new...
Common Gallinule's binomial name is Gallinula galeata, after the 2011 split. Common Moorhen, the Eurasian species, is G. chloropus.
Just a note, here in FL they are more often called Common Moorhens. But yes, agree with Victoria on Gallinula chloropus ID
Spotted on Nov 8, 2012 Submitted on Dec 4, 2012
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