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Green-footed Gallinules on the Frome

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: Will AveryWill Avery’s reputation in BirdsWill Avery’s reputation in BirdsWill Avery’s reputation in Birds
Moorhen family
Description:

Top Tip: Translate the scientific name, and tell people you've seen a 'Green-footed Gallinule'. Most will be impressed.

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ophrys's picture

Gallinula

'Green-footed Little Chicken' if you follow the derivation through the genus name as well.

Ian
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Great minds and all that...

Funnily enough I was lying bed thinking the same thing this morning, but 'gallinule' has a better ring of ornithological authority.

Bill Henderson's picture

Chicks

Hi

Moorhen chicks look as if they have been invented as Muppet characters.

Bill

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