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Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa

Description:

The Dusky Moorhen is a medium-sized, dark grey-black water bird with a white undertail. It has a red bill with a yellow tip and a red facial shield. Young birds are much duller and browner than adults, with a greenish bill and face shield.

Habitat:

The Dusky Moorhen is found in wetlands, including swamps, rivers, and artificial waterways. It prefers open water and water margins with reeds, rushes and waterlilies, but may be found on grasses close to water such as parks, pastures and lawns.

Notes:

Spotted in a lake in the Hervey Bay botanical gardens.

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AliceGreenup
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AliceGreenup

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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