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Common Gallinue -
(Gallinula galeata)
 

Identification

  • Red patch from forehead onto triangular
         bill, whitish tip
  • Brownish back, dark gray undersides,
         neck and head
  • White stripe on sides
  • 13” (33 cm)

Habitat

  • Marsh, ponds

Identification

  • aka Common Moorhen, Swamp chicken,
  • Status in Kickapoo Watershed: Rare
         migrant – very few records.

Comparable Species

  • American Coot (appearance)
  • Mallard (size)
  • trivia 3

Common Gallinue in a marsh

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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