Common Gallinules are medium-sized marsh birds with long legs and toes. In profile, note the small head, thin neck, and small, thin bill. Swimming birds frequently hold their wings up, such that the wingtips stick up on the back.
Larger than a Sora, smaller than a Mallard.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 12.6-13.8 in (32-35 cm)
- Weight: 10.9-16.1 oz (310-456 g)
- Wingspan: 21.3-24.4 in (54-62 cm)