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Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

Description:

The most widely distributed member of the rail family, the Common Gallinule inhabits marshes and ponds from Canada to Chile, from northern Europe to southern Africa, and across Asia to the Pacific. Vocal and boldly marked, the species can be quite conspicuous, sometimes using its long toes to walk atop floating vegetation. Cornell Lab

Habitat:

wetland: Circle Bar B

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3 Comments

MorganKoury
MorganKoury 10 years ago

Such a cool bird! We get them in waterways where we are too, widespread indeed!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

As usual Claire, your photography really stands out! Purely beautiful!

rogz_lopezjr
rogz_lopezjr 11 years ago

nice photograph!

ceherzog
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ceherzog

Lakeland, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 29, 2011

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