- Bucephala clangula
- Ducks & Geese
The Common Gallinule is a common species of rail that lives across parts of North America, mainly in the east and south. The species was split from the Common Moorhen in 2011.
Common Gallinules have dark body plumage, with yellow legs and a bright red facial shield. They are very good swimmers, preferring to nest in marshy environments. Despite their affinity for water, Common Gallinule feet are neither webbed or lobed.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 08 December 2011|
|Scientific Name||Gallinula galeata|
|Birdorable Family||Rails, Cranes & Friends|
(as of 15 March 2017)
|Range||North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)|