February 19, 2014

Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen by ricmcarthur
Common Moorhen, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
We saw this bird a t a marsh in Spain. It was gathering nesting material.
It is very similar to the common gallinule we see in North America.
It has long toes that make it possible for the bird to walk on floating vegetation and soft mud.

Callinula chloropus.

The North American bird is Gallinula galeata

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