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Common gallinule

Gallinula chloropus

Description:

12-15 inch rail type water bird with an overall black appearance to the feathers with a bright red beak and forehead covering. With a 3-4 inch long juvenile with cartilage top not visible.

Habitat:

Manmade swampy everglade area. This individual was on a shallow area covered with plant material.

Notes:

Again a very common and widespread Florida species but took this shot because of the very visible cartilaginous top of the head of the baby.

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.46, Long: -80.07

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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