OtherGallinula tenebrosa

Dusky Moorhen at Kingston, ACT

Gallinula tenebrosa at Kingston, ACT - 7 Dec 2017

Identification history

Other Gallinula tenebrosa 20 Dec 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Other Gallinula tenebrosa 16 Dec 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Other Fulica atra 10 Dec 2017 Alison MiltonMultiple Significant Sightings - Alison Milton has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Alison Milton has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

One adult and three chicks.

2 comments

ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
I am not very experienced at the id of chicks of this species but looking at the pictures in HANZAB I would id these as Dusky Moorhen rather than Coot chicks. Coot chicks have a black tip to the bill and Dusky Moorhen do not otherwise the chicks are very similar. Alison, did you see the chicks being fed? Chris
   14 Dec 2017
Hi Chris, you now have me questioning my memory. I remember thinking at the time that it was coot. There were no other birds around, only the one adult and the three chicks following into the reeds. I didn't get a photo of the adult as she dropped down into the weir, while the chicks stayed up top. However, checking other photos they do look more like Dusky moorhen chicks.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • 7 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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