Gallinula galeata Lichtenstein, 1818

Castro-Vargas, Fernando, Cruz-Mendivelso, Yerson, Ortega-Chamorro, Darwin & Palacino-Rodríguez, Fredy, 2020, Birds from northeastern Bogotá Savannah, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1375-1391 : 1386

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1375

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5474793

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A65E6110-FFEF-FFEE-FCBE-FBAAC5F7F8F8

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Marcus

scientific name

Gallinula galeata Lichtenstein, 1818
status

 

Gallinula galeata Lichtenstein, 1818  

Figure 8E–H

New records. Two individuals foraging in the aquatic vegetation, four months after the increase of the open water habitat in the wetlands of the ESNR on 17 June 2016. We recorded this species systematically in all samples since then.

Identification. Black chicks with frontal shield and light red beak, and light grey–brown young individuals in the ventral region with grey on the head and neck; body with a lateral white stripe; charcoal grey adults, with side stripe and white tail feathers, red forehead shield and red beak with yellow tip.

Remarks. We saw a nest hidden in the vegetations on 11 Mar. 2019. It had five eggs (44.5 mm × 31.7 mm). The building material of the floating nest includes B. laevis   and Ludwigia peploides (Kunth) P. H. Raven, 1963   (Floating Primrose-Willow), and Cenchrus clandestinus (Hochst. ex Chiov.) Morrone.  

Distribution. Eastern and southern Canada to northern Argentina.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Gruiformes

Family

Rallidae

Genus

Gallinula