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Common Gallinule on a Lily Pad

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- The Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus), a chicken-like marsh bird, commonly called a moorhen lives in freshwater marshes and can be found in just about every country except Australia and Antarctica. It’s closely related to the rails and coots. It loves lily pad covered water and uses those large, long, thin toes to walk on top of the pads while it feeds on insects, seeds, and water grasses. This little bird is not swimming but is sitting on the leaf of a lily pad which is now covered by water. Photographed in Lake County, Florida.

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Ai Shan 17 Dec 2009

So very beautiful capture!

wayne french 12 Jan 2009

Dig the colours here.

usha shantharam 24 Apr 2008

Ah beautiful colors from nature. More like a beautifuly crafted painting.

Gerard van den Berge 09 Mar 2008

Beautiful colourcombination and.........reflections I love that item ; will do moore in summertime..

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for the comment on my Common Gallinule image.

alma groskinsky 08 Mar 2008

I love what's going on in this photo it's a beauty...