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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Duck or loon?

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kinard
Wewahitchka, FL

April 21, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9491878

Is this a Duck or Loon. Sorry for the b ad pic. Taken in N florida on 4/20

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 21, 2013
10:42 AM

Post #9491928

Neither. It's a Common Moorhen.
rntx22
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9491980

Some references are calling it a common gallinule as well. They keep switching between classifications, and it's hard to keep up!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
3:06 PM

Post #9492160

Yep, now Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata, recently split from old world Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus.

Resin

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