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Taken this morning on a large lake about 50 miles inland from the S. Carolina coast. Anyone recognize him/her?
Sorry the photos are clearer but I was a good ways away. From the coloring, I'd guess it's possibly a juvenile, but a
Any help appreciated. Can't find a good match in my Peterson guide.
Juvenile Common Gallinule (formerly Moorhen, but split from that recently). Note the dark centre to the white undertail (obvious in the first pic), juv. Purple G has pure white undertail. Also grey neck (rusty-brown in juv. Pruple G)