A Common Moorhen by any other name looks the same.

Your point about the “Florida” Gallinules wide distribution reaching into much of Mexico and California is well taken.  Rather than petition the ABA for a name change, I propose staying silent if the California Birdwatchers and Mexico Birdwatchers groups refuse to acknowledge the name, “Florida Gallinule.”  Seriously, I have seen the species referred to this way.     -SLB


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