Dead Bird Quiz: rare birds edition

28 06 2012

Though not rare by most standards, today’s birds are rare within the SEANET database. One is the first of its species to be reported to us, and the other is one of only three in 6 years of walks. What do you think of these leggy two?

Bird A: Found by Maggie Komosinski in Rhode Island back in October 2010.

Bird B: Found by Rick Keup in South Carolina this week.




2 responses

28 06 2012

Is Bird A an American coot and Bird B a moorhen?

29 06 2012
Wouter van Gestel

I agree with Molly that bird A is an American Coot, but I think bird B is a Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica).


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