Gallinula galeata


Common Names: Common gallinule
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Rails, Gallinules, & Coots


The Gallinule has dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red facial shield. The young are browner and lack the red shield.

It lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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