Dusky Moorhen

There's a fair number of Dusky Moorhen in the Botanic Gardens, most are relatively used to people, which is handy when you want to take a photo of them :)

Common Name: Dusky Moorhen

Scientific Name: Gallinula tenebrosa

Habitat and Range: Freshwater wetlands, moist thickly covered areas and ornamental lakes throughout eastern and south-western Australia.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 30th November 2006, This photo: 1:35pm

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  • looby88 said:
    I wouldnt care to be in charge of feet as large as those, probably end up- end up as it were !
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite so! But, they can walk on lily pads and mud without sinking, so I guess their useful feet in the right circumstances ;)
  • a777thunder said:
    can be noisey little blighters to, we had a lot on the farm dams.
  • David de Groot said:
    We've got them down the road at home too, but with the scarcity of water of late they're not quite as common.