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The Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) is a bird in the rail family. It is found in wetland habitats, with a preference for freshwater marshes.

This inquisitive bird, showing its red frontal shield and yellow-tipped red bill, was found at the Oatley Park wetland ponds, NSW, Australia.

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Comments

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully taken Michael.

  • Thanks for your comment John.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. I love the colours & the angle.

  • Thanks Michael, for the comment and the fave.

    – Michael John

  • EnviroKey
    EnviroKeyabout 4 years ago

    great one mate!

  • Thanks Steve.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work Mike. You were able to get so close!

  • Thanks Julie. Yes, I was lucky with that one.

    – Michael John

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael!

  • Thank you Kerry.

    – Michael John

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 4 years ago

    What a lovely portrait…. there’s character in this bird…. : ))

  • Thanks Jenny. Yes, it seems to be posing for the camera!

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 4 years ago

    Great colour on the beak.

  • Thanks for the comment.

    – Michael John

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, wonderful colors.

  • Thank you Rebecca.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Great closeup capture Michael!

  • Thanks Trish! Yes, he was posing nicely in front of the camera.

    – Michael John

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