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Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule

The Common Gallinule is a member of the Rail family and inhabits well-vegitated marshes, ponds, canals, and other wetlands along the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic coast of the south. They are also very common at White Lake in the Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park. They tend to swim or hop on the floating lily pads and move beneath the upper ones, so you have to look closely.

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Photo taken @ Sugar Land on 25 May 2014 (© pecooper98362 / Flickr)

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