Common Gallinule · Gallinula galeata · (Lichtenstein, MHK, ). Order: GRUIFORMES. Family: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots). Genus: Gallinula. Species. Recording data. Recordist. Bernabe Lopez-Lanus. Date, Time? Latitude, Not specified. Longitude, Not specified. Location, Rio Carapari. Gallinula galeata galeata: Venezuela, Trinidad, and the Guianas south to northern Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil; Gallinula galeata cachinnans: SE Canada to.

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Causes of the decline were mainly loss of habitat, hunting and predation by introduced animals, with numbers subsequently stabilised at a low level through legal protection and conservation management. The gallinules are secretive birds, spending much time in dense wetland vegetation. Population numbers and range of the Hawaiian gallinule declined during the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The common gallinule will fight to defend its territory. University of Hawaii Press.

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It has a large red frontal shield over a red, yellow-tipped, bill. The nest is a basket built on the ground in haleata vegetation. About 8 eggs are galwata laid per female early in the season; a brood later in the year usually has only 5—8 or even fewer eggs. Crex galeata, Gallinula chloropus [galeata Group], Gallinula chloropus galeata, Gallinula galeata Dutch: Common Gallinule indeed is common in various marsh habitats, including altiplano wetlands in South America.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Pollona negra Spanish Chile: According to Hawaiian historian David Malo the gallinule was regarded as a deity and was worshipped. It is likely that the Hawaiian gallinule is descended from stray migrant common gallinules from North America.

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Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Medium-sized gallinule, at any distance appearing essentially black Gallareta de gallinulla rojo Spanish Dominican Rep. Surveys in the s and s estimated that there were no more than 57 individual birds, though numbers have increased since then.

Gallinula galeata Lichtenstein Formerly this species was considered to be part of Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropusbut vocal differences between New World and Old World forms, as well as differences in shield shape and genetics, have led to gallinila New and Old World populations being recognized as separate species.

Andean common gallinule G.

This species will consume a wide variety of vegetable material and small aquatic creatures. Occurrence, History, Distribution, and Status. The presence in the same deposits of fossils typical of the shorter-winged and more delicate G. Its wide feet allow it to hop about on lily pads. Habitat Wide range of natural and man-made freshwater wetlands with fringing emergent vegetation, on both Global population estimated to number in excess of 2, individuals.

Food and feeding Omnivorous and opportunistic.

Southern American common gallinule G. Views Read Edit View history. The common gallinule Gallinula galeata is a bird in the family Rallidae. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments.


Annual counts of gallinules indicate that recent population numbers are low but relatively stable.

Common gallinule

Similar to cercerisbut upperparts coloration more like the common moorhen G. Usually, the location of a sighting is the most reliable indication as to subspecies identification, but the migratory tendencies of this species make identifications based on location not completely reliable.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Related taxa Other related concepts Fulica americana or Gallinula galeata taxon group Other synonyms Catalan: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Polla d’aigua americana Danish: Stotz, Kevin Winker In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Avibase is also available in the following languages: Crex galeata Avibase ID: The Hawaiian gallinule Gallinula galeata sandvicensis is an endangered chicken-sized water bird in the rail family.

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Gallineta Americana Spanish Mexico: In addition to the extant subspecies listed below, there is a Pleistocene population known from fossils: Retrieved 26 November Polla de Agua Spanish Venezuela: Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. Hunting was also a major factor, at least until it was galllinula in Archived from the original PDF on