Swamp Chicken!

Common Gallinule

F/ 6.3, 1/1000, ISO 640.

Common Gallinule

Day 133 / 365

“Red means STOP, don’t come any closerΒ I have babies…”

Common Gallinule Chick

F/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 800.

Common Gallinule Chick

Day 133.5 / 365

Cute little chick and screaming for it mom.

Interesting Fact: Despite lacking either webbed or lobed feet, the Common Gallinule is an excellent swimmer. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/464/overview/Common_Gallinule.aspx )


    • No we don’t this is in Dominican Republic all last week I was shooting over there. A lot of interesting wildlife there. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah that is where I found the most of them in a swamp it wasn’t to pleasant. But I got some good shots of them. πŸ™‚

  1. Nice! Have you seen the Pukeko in New Zealand? It is like a huge version of this…at least I assume they are related…

    • I never seen that Pukeko bird, but I just researched and wow very similar. Thank you for sharing that with me. I love finding out new info. Now I have to make my way to New Zealand to photograph that one as well. πŸ™‚

      • You may also be interested in the Takahe which is flightless and much stockier than the pukeko. There are only around 250 of those left in the world and I have been hugely privileged the see 3 of them over the past year.

      • That is amazing, that is another bird that I must put on my list to see. Wow so cool I never heard of this one as well. But from the info that I research on them, Takahe seams very interesting. Thank you again. πŸ™‚

      • There is a good online resource called nzbirdsonline should it be helpful in planning a trip! πŸ˜„

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