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Dusky Moor Hen

Gallinula tenebrosa

Description:

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.

Notes:

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

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago
Moor Hen


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10 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I do! Amazing shot!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish, No one else thinks so :(

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Yeah I think So Christine one brave Hen!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

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

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 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
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Braver than me Eric! lol

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Brave Bird!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

lucky Moor Hen standing on a crocs head!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID avat :)

SeanWeekly
Spotted by
SeanWeekly

4816, Queensland, Australia

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

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