Common Gallinule

Bay Photos by Donna

The Common Gallinule is charcoal black with a white stripe, sports a bright red ‘shield’ on its forehead, and a red bill tipped in yellow.

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Common Gallinule

This bird is in the rail family and was formerly known as the Common Moorhen.

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Common Gallinule

I always think of candy corn when I see their beak.  🙂

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