Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule

The ‘Chicken’ of the marshes. Loud and everywhere. And that red beak !!!!

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule

Their feet are designed to allow them to run across large leaf swamp and marsh vegetation. And it works.

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule

This bird came out of the vegetation on what could have been a small gator trail.

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule

None of the usual screaming dramatics, it looked around and slipped back into the island.

These birds were originally called the Moor Hen.

Oh, another important fact. The Gallinule has the butt ugliest chicks in the entire animal kingdom.

5 thoughts on “Common Gallinule”

  1. I was loving those big feet and candy-corn beak, and then you mentioned one final important fact……thank goodness I wasn’t drinking anything, I would have sprayed my laptop! 🤣🤣

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