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Common Moorehen

Gallinula galeata

Description:

Also known as Common Gallinule http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Commo... Dark, with white flank stripe. Red bill and forehead. Swims on surface of water like a duck. Bill triangular like a chicken's, not flat like a duck's. White stripe on sides of undertail.

Habitat:

Freshwater or brackish marshes with tall emergent vegetation, ponds, canals, and rice fields.

Notes:

This was taken while floating down the Wacissa River in a rubber boat. Momma made sure her chicks were not far behind as they swam past to hide in the tall grasses.

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3 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 10 years ago

Thank you both kindly

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Awesome photo and information, Mary! Thank you for posting this!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Grate shot

MaryEvans2
Spotted by
MaryEvans2

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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