gallinula (chicken) chloropus (from chloros, green, and pous, foot)
Sunday, April 20, 1980 — 12:30 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Baker’s Lake
The lake was crawling with birds this day. This lone bird, called a gallinule at the time, was swimming about halfway out to the island in the middle of a huge raft of American Coots. It looked just like the coots except for the red bill.