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  • Dusky Moorhen

  • Gallinula tenebrosa
  • The Dusky Moorhen is a medium-sized, dark grey-black water bird with a white undertail. It has a red bill with a yellow tip and a red facial shield. Young birds are much duller and browner than adults, with a greenish bill and face shield.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=340
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Dusky Moorhen

  • The Dusky Moorhen is a medium-sized, dark grey-black water bird with a white undertail. It has a red bill with a yellow tip and a red facial shield. Young birds are much duller and browner than adults, with a greenish bill and face shield.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Gallinula tenebrosa
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 56
  • Size
  • 35-40cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=340
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/dusky-moorhen