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Common Gallinule

Gallinule d'Amérique

Gallinula galeata

Birds of North America
  • Common Gallinule
  • Common Gallinule
  • Common Gallinule
  • Common Gallinule
  • Common Gallinule

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Common Gallinule

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Common Gallinule range

The Common Gallinule, was until recently known as the Common Moorhen, which is the same name given to a very similar marsh bird seen in Europe. This name has gone back and forth a couple of times. Although, this freshwater rail-type bird has extra long toes, it is able to swim on water with ease. It can also walk across plant life on the surface of the water because of its very large feet. This gallinule is seen on some of the Caribbean islands and it has been seen as a vagrant in Cuba.

Birds of Cuba

B L W W W Family Latin Name
14" 35.6cm 21" 53.3cm 11oz 311.8g Rallidae Gallinula galeata