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Dusky Moor Hen

Gallinula tenebrosa


These birds are omnivorous taking plant material, small rodents, amphibians and eggs. They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season, but are otherwise often found in sizeable flocks on the shallow vegetated lakes they prefer.


Spotted this lucky guy in Australia, he was standing on something very interesting!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago
Moor Hen

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KarenL 12 years ago

I do! Amazing shot!

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Thanks Ashish, No one else thinks so :(

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Great shot...
Add to Best Wildlife Photo mission..!!

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Yeah I think So Christine one brave Hen!

C.Sydes 12 years ago

perhaps you've come across a new, mutually beneficial, relationship - like cattle and egrets

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 12 years ago

Braver than any of us. Or just clueless? Maybe this is the before pic and you were not able to get the one where it was gobbled up after :-)

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Braver than me Eric! lol

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 12 years ago

Brave Bird!

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

lucky Moor Hen standing on a crocs head!

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Thanks for the ID avat :)

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4816, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011

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