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Common Gallinule · Gallinula galeata · (Lichtenstein, MHK, ). Order: GRUIFORMES. Family: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots). Genus: Gallinula. Species. Recording data. Recordist. Bernabe Lopez-Lanus. Date, Time? Latitude, Not specified. Longitude, Not specified. Location, Rio Carapari. Gallinula galeata galeata: Venezuela, Trinidad, and the Guianas south to northern Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil; Gallinula galeata cachinnans: SE Canada to.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seven subspecies are today considered valid; others have been described that are now considered junior synonyms.

The gallinules were eaten, captured by being run down or by stone-throwing; the flesh is supposedly tasty, though gamey and tough. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata.

Similar to cercerisbut upperparts coloration more like the common moorhen G. When the chicks hatch, the adults eat or remove the eggshells from the vicinity of the nest site.

Common gallinule – Wikipedia

Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. This is a common breeding bird in marsh environments and well-vegetated lakes.

Antillean common gallinule G. Pollona negra Spanish Chile: In appearance, both Common Gallinule and Eurasian Moorhens are similar in appearance: Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status. Counting such cryptic birds is not easy; over the decade from to the average total recorded in the biannual count program was birds with numbers fluctuating between about and[4] while assessments during the s — s have estimated the total population at birds.


This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Stotz; Kevin Winker vallinula Hawaiian water birds” PDF. Barbados Gallinula galeata pauxilla: This species will consume a wide variety of vegetable material and small aquatic creatures.

The gallinules are secretive birds, spending much time in dense wetland vegetation. Stotz, Kevin Winker Populations in areas where the waters freeze, such as southern Canada and the northern USAwill migrate to more temperate climes.

Galinule d’Amérique–American Moorhen(Gallinula galeata)

Gallinula sandvicensis Streets, Gallinula galeata sandwichensis Stejneger, Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis Mathews, Found in the Antillesexcept Trinidad and Barbados ; also found in south Florida. Hawaiian Islands Show more Until recently treated as conspecific with G. The gallinule is easily distinguished from the only similar bird in its range, the Hawaiian cootby the latter’s white frontal shield. The gallinule has dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red frontal shield.

Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Smaller numbers occur at Pearl Harbor and the Lualualei Valley. The presence in the same deposits of fossils typical of the shorter-winged and more delicate G. Southern American common gallinule G. Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos. Polla de Agua Spanish Venezuela: Learn more about the scoring system.


Surveys in the s and s estimated that there were no more than 57 individual birds, though numbers have increased since then.

They are opportunistic feeders, consuming a variety of plant material such as algaegrass and seeds and invertebrates including molluscs and aquatic insects. Introduced animals such as bullfrogsratscatsdogs and mongooses prey on the gallinules, especially at their nests. Although split accepted here and elsewhere R and supported by molecular evidence Rthe constancy of both vocalizations and morphological characters within each species requires verification.

Found in lowland areas of east Panama south to northwest Peru. Gallareta Frentirroja Spanish Peru: Subspecies and Distribution G. Laying starts in spring, between mid-March and mid-May in northern hemisphere temperate regions.

Found in the Andes from Peru to northwest Argentina. The nests are constructed on platforms of flattened or folded vegetation close to the water surface, with galilnula being a major cause of nesting failure. Archived from the original PDF on Causes of the decline include agricultural, residential and recreational development leading to the loss, fragmentation and modification of wetlands. Greater and Lesser Antilles Gallinula galeata barbadensis: