With an adult male Gadwall.
1 on left side of photo; Great egret on right.
at least 3 in photo along with gadwalls and a pied -billed grebe.
two pukeko with two chicks
on grassy spur that extends into the lagoon
I need a little ID help for this bird on display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and also includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. There are numerous island species. The most common rail habitats are marshland...