[CT Birds] Bird ID help needed please.
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 17 11:05:39 EDT 2014
To me it looks like a juvenile Common Gallinule (formerly called Common Moorhen). Fairly uniform dark back, sides, body; appearance of white under tail; dark short stout bill, with perhaps paler tip; long pale (greenish?) legs. The combination of these field marks would rule out a young rail.
Good to hear from a Michigan birder! I lived there for 8 months back in 1977.
On Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:07 PM, Joy Barron via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
I found this bird at 1 of the marshes in a nearby park today and I am
wondering if any one can help me ID this bird. The bird did have streaking in
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