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Dusky Moorhen
Gallinula tenebrosa

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Crakes and Rails"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 38cm. Eats aquatic vegetation and insects.
Typical Habitat :Freshwater near reeds.
Distribution :Common to the south west coast and eastern coast except Cape York. Subspecies tenebrosa is endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding at Horseshoe Bay Lagoon, Magnetic Island. Main breeding season, all year, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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