Common Moorhen aka Common Gallinule

 Common Moorhen aka Common Gallinule Photo Album

 

Welcome to the TGO Nature Center’s Common Moorhen aka Common Gallinule Photo Album. We hope the photos below will help you identify this bird.  Click on a  photo to get a close up view.

The Common Moorhen, as I understand it, has had its name changed to the Common Gallinule but my older research books has it listed as the Common Moorhen and/or under both names.  I will use this dual name so you can find it either way in bird/wildlife books.  This bird is frequently seen at the Blue Heron Wetlands.  You may see them mixed in with the American Coots.  Look for the bright red frontal shield and bill.

The two photos below were taken by Luis Duthil.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Luis Duthil

 

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Photo Courtesy of Luis Duthil

 

The photos below of a pair of Common Moorhens aka Common Gallinule with their chicks were taken by George Nulanz.  This is the first time I have seen these birds’ chicks and I did not realize they had red spots on their heads.  Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look.

 

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Photo Courtesy of George Nulanz

 

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Photo Courtesy of George Nulanz

 

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Photo Courtesy of George Nulanz

 

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Photo Courtesy of George Nulanz

 

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Photo Courtesy of George Nulanz

 

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