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Common Moorhen - Photo (c) Ferran Pestaña, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
chriswbrown's ID: Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by chriswbrown almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Common Moorhen - Photo (c) Ferran Pestaña, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by kueda almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Common Moorhen - Photo (c) Ferran Pestaña, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
barbarab's ID: Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by barbarab almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Common Moorhen - Photo (c) Ferran Pestaña, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bob-dodge's ID: Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by bob-dodge almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) Added as part of a taxon split
Posted by kueda almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
finatic's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Posted by finatic over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
maractwin's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Posted by maractwin over 3 years ago (Flag)
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The old world Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and the new world Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) used to be lumped under one species Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus). They were split taxonomically a number of years ago. I would suggest that your observation is of the species that occurs in the western hemisphere, Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata). The Eurasian bird (Gallinula chloropus), as currently accepted taxonomically, does not occur in North America. Many bird books still show the old nomenclature, but the new books published in the past few years are correct. I know this is all a bit confusing as taxonomy is always changing as DNA and other protocols improve.

Posted by greglasley about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
greglasley's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Posted by greglasley about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
chriswbrown's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Posted by chriswbrown about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Weird, looks like there may have been some issues during the taxon swap since my ID was automatically changed to G. chloropus from G. galeata. Thanks for catching it!

Posted by chriswbrown about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, I think you are correct. I contacted ken-ichi about it.

Posted by greglasley about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
chriswbrown's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Common Gallinule - Photo (c) Gary Palmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) Added as part of a taxon split
finatic maractwin greglasley 3 people agree
Common Moorhen - Photo (c) Ferran Pestaña, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
barbarab's ID: Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
bob-dodge 1 person agrees
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