Dusky moorhen – Gallinula tenebrosa

IMG_0368This dusky moorhen promenaded itself along the river in Salisbury in England. I identified it as a coot which is almost correct as it belongs to the same family but saw when I googled it that it isn´t quite the same. I found the name dusky moorhen – Gallinula tenebrosa on Wikipedia and it comes from  India, Australia, New Guinea, Borneo and Indonesia.

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Ruff – Calidris pugnax

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This is quite a peculiar bird as it has three different sorts of males or rather appearance of males. When in the mating season the majority of ruff males grows a spectacular breeding plumage. Most of the ruffs grow dark plumage but others have light plumage and a minority of the male ruffs looks like the females. This ruff is seen at Högholmen – Korkeasaari in Helsinki zoo in Finland in the middle of November 2016. The legs are light orange so it could be a female. More about it on wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruff

More critters at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more winged pictures at Wild Bird Wednesday and  The BIRD D’Pot .