Common Gallinule

Gallinula galeata

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

COGA

Code 6

GALCHL

ITIS

HEAD

Common Gallinule Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Red to red-brown
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray-black
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Gray-black
  • Throat Color: Gray-black
  • Cere color: Red

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BODY

Common Moorhen Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-38 cm (13-15 in)
  • Weight: 340 g (12 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Slate gray with narrow white line along flanks.
  • Upperparts: Gray to gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Moorhen Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-58 cm (20-23 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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