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Unknown Bird in Dominican

Observed: 11th September 2010 By: MJKeatingMJKeating’s reputation in Birds
Unknown Bird in Dominican

Collection of random birds in Dominican

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Thanks for the identification

Thanks for the identification Chris! I thought it looked moorhen like but was hoping it was going to be something more exotic! :-)

M Keating

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Currently it looks like New World Moorhens are being split from ours as Gallinula cachinnans (currently suggested English name being 'Laughing Moorhen'). The shape of the frontal shield and the calls are very different to Common Moorhen.