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gallinule

  1. Gallinule

    Gallinule

    Common Gallinule, seen in a wetland nearby my university campus
  2. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    See these around water all the time here, they're so fun to watch
  3. Common Gallinule.

    Common Gallinule.

    Gallinule d'Amérique. Juvenile.
  4. Purple gallinules courting

    Purple gallinules courting

    These two purple gallinules faced each other from about 15 feet away, necks and heads up, and walked towards each other slowly until they were face to face...the female on the left then lowered her neck and head almost to the ground, while the male stayed upright...and finally the female turned...
  5. Purple gallinule

    Purple gallinule

    Another bird found mostly in the Southeast U.S., and into South America - smaller and a bit more colorful than the grey-headed and purple swamphens, they can be easily distinguished by their light blue forehead patch, the yellow tip at the end of the bill, and the bright yellow legs.
  6. Spot-flanked Gallinule

    Spot-flanked Gallinule

    Spot-flanked Gallinule (Gallinula melanops melanops)
  7. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule (Gallinule galeata galeata) At the edge of floating and emergent vegetation. The floating vegetation is Mosquito Fern also called Water Fern (Azolla filiculoides: Salviniaceae), Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes: Araceae) with the emergent vegetation being Water Primrose...
  8. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata cachinnans)
  9. Allen's Gallinule

    Allen's Gallinule

    Rare sighting on mainland Spain - still here as of 22/1/19
  10. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule (Gallinule galeata subsp. cachinnans)
  11. Purple Gallinule

    Purple Gallinule

    Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) Yet another Purple Gallinule but I just cant stop photographing them (lol).
  12. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata subsp. cachinnans)
  13. Purple Gallinule

    Purple Gallinule

    Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)
  14. Purple Gallinule (fledgeling)

    Purple Gallinule (fledgeling)

    Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) Fledgeling.
  15. Purple Gallinule

    Purple Gallinule

  16. Purple Gallinule (juvenile)

    Purple Gallinule (juvenile)

    Purple Gallinule (juvenile)
  17. Look at those feet!

    Look at those feet!

    The baby Common Gallinules will have some growing to do before the get caught up with the size of those feet.
  18. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Sorry I have not been around, this silly work thing has really taken a bit out of my "fun" birding. I did get to spend most of one morning in the Estuary at San Jose Del Cabo last weekend. The Gallinules were out and about. A few had their babies out exploring!
  19. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline at about 13m. Male pestering a female for amore. He did finally get what he was after later in the morning. ;)
  20. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris). I really enjoy the striking color contrasts on this coot relative.
  21. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris). Don't know what it is about local Rallidaes, but like the American Coots, I find the Common Gallinules fascinating to look at.
  22. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris) at about 20m. Spring is in the air for these two, though I'm guessing she didn't appreciate being forcibly dunked!
  23. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris) at about 13m. We watched a pair of these rails/moorhens follow each other around, make food offerings, and eventually mate. Caught this one "afterwards" swimming alone.
  24. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris) at about 30m. Another photo of this coot relative.
  25. Common Gallinule

    Common Gallinule

    Taken at the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Lake Boris) at about 16m. These were interesting looking birds, had no idea what they were. As it turns out they are relatives of coots, which we also find interesting. :) This one was busy building a nest it seems and we watched it cross...
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