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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
a mother gallinule feeding her chick in Green Cay Nature Center

This common gallinule mother came out of the dense reeds with her chick to both feed it and show it how food was found. The chick was very young and showed little interest in "hunting" for food itself, preferring yet to be beak fed by its mother.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ50
Copyright: © Sylvia Walker