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Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red
Photo Information
Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 13:33
Viewed: 3045
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At the moment they are very busy the moorhens, but so quick unbelievable, so I took several shots, but by this one you can also see the red on the legs.
Thanks for looking.

Identification Tips:
Length: 10.5 inches Wingspan: 21 inches
Fairly large, duck-like waterbird with short wings and a short tail
Very short, thick bill
Frequently seen both swimming and walking
Often flicks and cocks short tail while walking, exposing white outer undertail coverts which are also easily visible while swimming
Sexes similar

Red frontal shield above bill
Red bill with a yellow tip
Slate gray head, neck, breast and belly
Brownish back and upperwings
White stripe along upper flanks
Tarsus and feet greenish yellow, tibia red

Small, dull red frontal shield
Dark bill with dull yellow tip
Pale gray-brown head and underparts
Whitish throat and belly
Dark gray-brown upperparts
White stripe along flanks
Similar species:
In poor light, adult can be confused with Purple Gallinule, but can be distinguished by red forehead shield and white flank stripe. American Coot has a whitish bill, lacks the flank stripe and has a slate gray back. Immature Purple Gallinules are much paler and lack the white flank stripe.

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  • Great 
  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-04-12 14:27]

Very life-like pic of this moorhen, that can be quite hard to get to..

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-12 15:42]

Hi Vivian, Very good picture of the Moorhen. I have tryed but not got one yet like this. good colour and legs.good ddetail for a moveing bird ,well done TFs. good notes to...

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-14 1:51]

Hi Viv,

A nive capture of this moorhen on the run,nice colors,the exposure and focussing are well handled,


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