CLOSED: Duck or loon?

Wewahitchka, FL

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

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Neither. It's a Common Moorhen.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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


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