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Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
The Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) is a duck-like member of the Rail family with a nearly worldwide distribution. Within the United States, it breeds across much of the country and may be found in winter across the southern states as well as Mexico. The shot of two adults shown here was taken at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in April, 1999. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1N and EF 300mm F/2.8 L lens and 2X extender on Fuji Sensia film. The next two shots at right were taken at the same time and place.
The juvenile Common Gallinule shown here was at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in September, 1994. This shot was taken with a Canon T-90 and FD 400 mm F/4.5 lens.
The Common Gallinule shown here was loudly vocalizing at dawn on a mild, late winter day. This digital image was taken at Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend Co., Texas, in February, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens.
The next 7 images show an adult Common Gallinule tending to a recent hatchling. These images were taken at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in June, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens.
The next two shots of Common Gallinule were taken on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in December, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
AKA Alae 'Ula ~ Hawaiian Gallinule,
an endangered subspecies
Kailua, Oahu,
Hawaii
9 August 2012
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
AKA Alae 'Ula ~ Hawaiian Gallinule,
an endangered subspecies
Kailua, Oahu,
Hawaii
9 August 2012
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
AKA Alae 'Ula ~ Hawaiian Gallinule,
an endangered subspecies
Kailua, Oahu,
Hawaii
9 August 2012
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
AKA Alae 'Ula ~ Hawaiian Gallinule,
an endangered subspecies
Kailua, Oahu,
Hawaii
9 August 2012
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
27 March 2015
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
on the right
with an immature
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
on the left
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015