Dusky Moorhen by Michael John

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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.

Canon 400D, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully taken Michael.

  • Thanks for your comment John.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 5 years ago

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

  • Thanks Michael, for the comment and the fave.

    – Michael John

  • EnviroKey
    EnviroKeyalmost 5 years ago

    great one mate!

  • Thanks Steve.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 5 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 Hillalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael!

  • Thank you Kerry.

    – Michael John

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 5 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
    sedge808almost 5 years ago

    Great colour on the beak.

  • Thanks for the comment.

    – Michael John

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, wonderful colors.

  • Thank you Rebecca.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 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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