Common Gallinule Images, Facts and Information:
- Common Gallinules are dark to black chicken-like marshbirds with white flank stripes, red bills with a yellow tip, white stripe in the undertails and long green, yellow and orange legs with long toes.
- Common Gallinules are year round residents in the southern most part of their range, in other locations in North America they are migratory.
- Their preferred habitats include freshwater marshes, ponds, reservoirs, lakes, open water and at times, flooded grasslands.
- Common Gallinules feed on small invertebrates, freshwater plants and seeds.
- Common Gallinules lay 2 to 13 eggs which hatch in 18 to 21 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- Common Gallinules are also called Common Moorhens and Florida Gallinules. A group of Common Gallinules is known as a “plump” of moorhens.
- Common Gallinules can live up to 10 years.
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