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Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

Description:

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.

Notes:

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

5 Comments

MaryEvans2
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
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 http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Commo... 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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