On June 4, 1953, a friend and I found the nest of a Florida gallinule, Gallinula chloropus cachinnans, near the Beauregard Community, Lee County, in a cove of Lynch Whatley’s lake. The water was about one foot deep, and we were poling a boat near some grass when I happened to see an egg lying in the weeds.
There seemed to be no nest there, but on closer examination I made out the rough outline of the nest.
Author: William Helms
Volume Number: 1 Year Published: 1953
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 23
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1953/Vol 1 No. 3, 4_1953_p22-23.pdf
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