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Gallinula tenebrosa

9 Dusky Moorhen at Belconnen, ACT

Gallinula tenebrosa at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022
Gallinula tenebrosa at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022
Gallinula tenebrosa at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022
Gallinula tenebrosa at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022
Gallinula tenebrosa at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022
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Identification history

Gallinula tenebrosa 4 Sep 2022 Liam.m
Gallinula tenebrosa 4 Sep 2022 AlisonMilton

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I watched a battle between two male Dusky moorhens while two females and various other waterbirds watched on.

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   5 Sep 2022
Wow, some great action shots. Looks like the fight went the distance.
   5 Sep 2022
Yes, went on for quite a while with one looking close to being drowned at some points, but the victor eventually chased the other one away. I took nearly 200 photos of the altercation.

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Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Belconnen, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by AlisonMilton Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022 by AlisonMilton Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2022 by VanceLawrence Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by hallucatus Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Belconnen, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by AllanS Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 May 2019 by cleoj7 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Belconnen, ACT - 26 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Belconnen, ACT - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Jun 2018 by miktav Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Jun 2018 by miktav Anas platyrhynchos X Cairina moschata (Domestic Hybrid) (Mallard X Muscovy Duck (Domestic Hybrid)) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2018 by AlisonMilton Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Mar 2018 by tom.tomward@gmail.com Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by Alison Milton Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by AlisonMilton Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Jul 2016 by Alison Milton Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Mar 2016 by Alison Milton Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Jan 2016 by AlisonMilton Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 May 2014 by Alison Milton Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 May 2014 by Alison Milton Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Apr 2008 by AlisonMilton Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Mar 2006 by AlisonMilton
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Belconnen, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by AlisonMilton
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2022 by AlisonMilton
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2022 by VanceLawrence
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by hallucatus
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Belconnen, ACT - 28 Sep 2020 by AllanS
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 May 2019 by cleoj7
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Belconnen, ACT - 12 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Belconnen, ACT - 26 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Belconnen, ACT - 1 Nov 2018 by Alison Milton
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Belconnen, ACT - 4 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Jun 2018 by miktav
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Jun 2018 by miktav
Anas platyrhynchos X Cairina moschata (Domestic Hybrid) (Mallard X Muscovy Duck (Domestic Hybrid)) at Belconnen, ACT - 23 May 2018 by AlisonMilton
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Belconnen, ACT - 24 Mar 2018 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Belconnen, ACT - 21 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by Alison Milton
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Feb 2018 by AlisonMilton
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Jul 2016 by Alison Milton
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Mar 2016 by Alison Milton
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Jan 2016 by AlisonMilton
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 May 2014 by Alison Milton
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 May 2014 by Alison Milton
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Apr 2008 by AlisonMilton
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Mar 2006 by AlisonMilton

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 Abundance
  • 3 Sep 2022 02:46 PM Recorded on
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