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Saint Martin Island, Lesser Antilles
West Indies


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 800 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/12, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Teichhuhn Dutch  Waterhoen
Italian  Gallinella d'acqua Spanish  Gallineta Común


A grey, immature waterbird of the Rallidae family, identified by the white flank stripe (which is absent in American and Caribbean coots) and the proximity of adult moorhens in the same pond in St Martin Island.


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Common Moorhen imm
Gallinula chloropus
Gallinule poule-d'eau

Jean-Michel PAULUS