Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)


13" (33 cm). A duck-like swimming bird that constantly bobs its head while moving. Adult slate-gray, with conspicuous red frontal shield and red bill with yellow tip. White stripe on side; white undertail coverts. Young birds similar but duller, without colorful bill.

WHEN: Mid day 11/2 and 1/17

WHERE:  Seen twice in the Coast Casey Forebay in both the marsh and at the end of Terminal Blvd.

In water at the end of Terminal Blvd.

In Coast Casey Forebay Marsh Area

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