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Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata


Dark bird and a white beak. Notice on picture above the long toes that make its possible to walk on top of floating vegetation. Conservation status = Least Concern.


Found at Lake Eola, downtown Orlando, Fl. Feeds on the shores.


MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Beautiful photo and spot.
I too am used to hearing them referred to as common moorhens. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Donna, HaHa! I love the way we were mimicking each other. We must think alike...grin.

DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Beautiful shot and way more distinguished than a coot.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

And, by the way, a very nice photograph!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Frank, I think you have here a Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), which is a way "better" bird than an American Coot. See and see if you agree.

Frank Weaver
Spotted by
Frank Weaver

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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