The dusky moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) is a bird species in the rail family and is one of the eight extant species in the moorhen genus. It occurs in India, Australia, New Guinea, Borneo and Indonesia. It is often confused with the purple swamphen and the Eurasian coot due to similar appearance and overlapping distributions. They often live alongside birds in the same genus, such as the Tasmanian nativehen and the common moorhen.
Dusky Moorhen
Date Location Count
2019-10-19 10:00Lake Joondalup--Neil Hawkins Park2
2019-10-20 08:25Lake Joondalup4
2019-10-07 17:30Lake Joondalup--Picnic Cove Park9
2019-10-12 07:51Yellagonga Regional Park--Lake Goollelal1
2019-10-15 11:45Lake Gwelup Reserve3
2019-10-21 12:49Perry Lakes Reserve2
2019-10-21 14:05Herdsman Lake5
2019-10-13 07:00Lake Claremont8
2019-10-10 17:15Mabel Talbot Park (Jolimont)3
2019-10-17 15:30Lake Monger Reserve4
2019-10-11 17:06Dog Swamp (Yokine)1
2019-10-14 09:30Kings Park (Perth)1
2019-10-14 16:53John Oldham Park (Perth)7
2019-10-17 10:30Banks Reserve (Mount Lawley)7
2019-10-21 14:00Lake Vasto and Ozone Reserve (Perth)2
2019-10-19 10:07Booragoon Lake1
2019-10-13 16:28Beeliar Regional Park--North Lake2
2019-10-19 12:21Bibra Lake2
2019-10-07 17:58Dubs Close, Forrestfield1
2019-10-19 09:58Erskine Lakes4
2019-10-19 16:14Marlee Reserve (Mandurah)1
2019-10-08 12:05Avon Park (York)2
2019-10-10 15:55Celebrity Tree Park4
2019-10-18 13:45Glen Helen Resort1
2019-10-18 13:45Glen Helen Gorge1
2019-10-16 13:45Adels Grove1
2019-10-20 08:05Pacific Adventist University1
2019-10-21 10:30McDougall Road, Julatten - Lagoon 22
2019-10-17 08:37McDougall Rd, Julatten1
2019-10-21 18:24Warri Park Wetland, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas5
2019-10-13 11:35Irvinebank2
2019-10-14 17:00Hasties Swamp National Park3
2019-10-16 07:33The Rocks Reserve, Balaklava2
2019-10-10 09:43Whites Road Wetland (Bolivar)2
2019-10-12 07:51Barker Inlet Wetlands1
2019-10-12 08:47Greenfields Wetlands, Parafield Gardens2
2019-10-10 12:49Torrens Weir1
2019-10-15 14:49Adelaide Botanic Garden7
2019-10-20 18:07Old Noarlunga Wetlands1
2019-10-16 12:17Kingfisher Reserve2
2019-10-16 11:58Drumminor Reserve6
2019-10-21 09:40Onkaparinga River Recreation Park6
2019-10-21 08:54Byards Wetland (Reynella East)3
2019-10-13 08:00Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park2
2019-10-18 10:00Wittunga Botanic Garden1
2019-10-13 13:33Myponga Reservoir2
2019-10-19 07:47Altona CSR Landcare Reserve3
2019-10-18 10:45Mt Lofty Botanic Garden1
2019-10-12 13:10Totness Recreation Park3
2019-10-20 15:45Laratinga Wetlands
2019-10-16 06:38Ross River Bush Gardens1
2019-10-19 07:30Blanchetown3
2019-10-09 13:26Sturt Reserve (Murray Bridge)1
2019-10-15 05:45Barcaldine4
2019-10-20 18:13Hart Lagoon2
2019-10-10 12:11Horseshoe Lagooon, Wallpolla Island6
2019-10-14 13:00Eungella National Park--Diggings Rd1
2019-10-21 12:55Dunning Wetland (South Mildura)5
2019-10-19 17:22Lake McIntyre6
2019-10-15 18:43Casterton1
2019-10-21 09:33Narrawong Beach1
2019-10-15 14:15Hamilton3
2019-10-21 17:30Lake Hamilton10
2019-10-17 11:51Federation Park Wetlands--Stawell West2
2019-10-21 18:12Lake Pertobe1
2019-10-21 16:05Rockhampton Botanic Gardens40
2019-10-20 17:34Rockhampton--Lakes Creek Reserve
2019-10-14 07:06Duck Pond Environmental Reserve5
2019-10-19 14:56Beaufort Reservoir1
2019-10-15 10:05Jubilee Park Lake (Skipton)4
2019-10-12 14:00Barrs Rd, Mingay (restricted access)6
2019-10-13 11:55Zilzie Wetland, Zilzie, Emu Park3
2019-10-15 17:41Port Alma Rd--Eight Mile Ck freshwater wetland20
2019-10-10 15:10Lake Purrumbete5
2019-10-15 15:08Macarthur Park Wetlands (Miners Rest)9
2019-10-17 08:35Flax Mill Swamp Wildlife Reserve1
2019-10-17 09:00Crusoe Reservoir and No.7 Park (Bendigo)1
2019-10-18 09:00Bendigo Sewage Ponds6
2019-10-20 07:24Bendigo Sewage Ponds--Wallenjoe Road Ponds2
2019-10-21 16:33North Gardens, Wendouree6
2019-10-21 15:15Lake Wendouree Fairyland7
2019-10-15 16:45Pauls Wetland, Wendouree3
2019-10-13 08:10Flora Hill, Bendigo1
2019-10-14 09:10Kennington Reservoir1
2019-10-19 17:28Yuilles Wetlands2
2019-10-12 17:02Lake Esmond, Canadian5
2019-10-14 13:24Buninyong2
2019-10-20 11:41Campaspe River at Elmore3
2019-10-19 14:49Lake Cargelligo Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2019-10-19 08:25Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone60
2019-10-10 09:13Kafe Koala (Kennett River)2
2019-10-18 10:20Caliguel Reserve and Lagoon (Condamine)1
2019-10-15 13:59Allen Noble Sanctuary (Aireys Inlet)1
2019-10-20 14:44Condobolin Sewage Treatment Works5
2019-10-20 16:10Seagull Paddock (North Geelong)14
2019-10-20 14:40Serendip Sanctuary1
2019-10-09 09:31Lara Lake Reserve5
2019-10-12 15:34Balyang Sanctuary1
2019-10-20 15:00Chinamans Bridge, Nagambie7
2019-10-20 11:07Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands1
2019-10-12 13:46Belmont Common--Jerringot4
2019-10-19 06:30Eastern Park--Stormwater Harvesting Lake3
2019-10-21 15:25Old Breakwater Bridge, Barwon River2
2019-10-18 07:03Victoria Park Lake (Shepparton)18
2019-10-16 06:00Fivebough Wetlands2
2019-10-08 09:00Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Point Wilson Rd at Beach Rd1
2019-10-20 07:08Organ Pipes National Park3
2019-10-20 08:23Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)1
2019-10-19 13:40Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Conservation Ponds 35E 8 & 9
2019-10-19 14:02Lake Lorne (Drysdale)7
2019-10-13 12:21Begola Wetlands (Ocean Grove)2
2019-10-14 10:24Bonnyvale Wetlands (Ocean Grove)1
2019-10-21 16:48Skeleton Creek Boardwalk (Sanctuary Lakes)2
2019-10-11 11:00Narrandera Wetlands2
2019-10-11 09:30Jacana Wetland7
2019-10-10 10:30Point Cook Cheetham Wetlands3
2019-10-10 12:00Afton Street Conservation Park (Aberfeldie)2
2019-10-21 11:12Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve4
2019-10-20St Leonards Salt Lagoon3
2019-10-14 12:25Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)4
2019-10-13 11:39Royal Park --Trin Warren Tam-boore3
2019-10-10 09:59Royal Melbourne Zoo, Parkville3
2019-10-20 09:16Royal Park, Parkville1
2019-10-09 16:58Carlton Gardens10
2019-10-13 10:56Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne1
2019-10-14 12:24Peter Hopper Lake and Red Leap Reserve6
2019-10-14 09:30Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens4
2019-10-21 07:49Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne)9
2019-10-09 10:20Yan Yean Reservoir
2019-10-14 19:01Plenty Gorge Park--South Morang Wetlands1
2019-10-20 10:30La Trobe University Bundoora--Wildlife Sanctuary
2019-10-13 08:41Plenty Gorge Park--Yellow Gum Park1
2019-10-18 18:34Alphington Wetlands5
2019-10-12 09:07Elster Creek3
2019-10-19 11:11Banyule Flats Reserve1
2019-10-15 10:40Cummins Reserve and Wetlands (Yea)1
2019-10-21 16:43Dellas Ave, Templestowe1
2019-10-19 14:27Glen Iris Park4
2019-10-17 07:53Candlebark Park (Templestowe)1
2019-10-19 10:44Tikalara Park, Templestowe2
2019-10-09 13:14Mullum Mullum Linear Park, Doncaster East5
2019-10-21 13:26Huntingdale Wetlands
2019-10-16 09:54Warrandyte State Park--Pound Bend1
2019-10-14 16:45Blackburn Lake5
2019-10-15 14:22Fairway Reserve, Mt Waverley1
2019-10-17 11:26Melbourne Water Retarding Basin Mount Waverley15
2019-10-13 11:26Madden Rd, Heatherton4
2019-10-11 12:40Scotchmans Creek, Mt Waverley1
2019-10-13 10:48Warrandyte State Park--Jumping Creek Reserve2
2019-10-15 09:15Yarran Dheran Reserve--Mullum Mullum Park9
2019-10-10 14:19Spring Valley Golf Club (restricted access)1
2019-10-20 14:07Bushy Park Wetlands2
2019-10-21 16:50Shepherds Bush1
2019-10-13 14:14Koomba Park2
2019-10-20 11:55Braeside Park3
2019-10-15 09:59Glen Waverley Golf Course1
2019-10-11 13:00Heritage Wetlands, Wonga Park
2019-10-20 08:36Yarrunga Reserve, Croydon Hills1
2019-10-21 12:25Waterways Estate2
2019-10-14 12:00The Keys Wetlands, Keysborough7
2019-10-20 11:57Dandenong Valley Wetland5
2019-10-10 12:00Jaycee Island (Benalla)4
2019-10-11 11:27Tarralla Creek Trail2
2019-10-14 10:34Barngeong Reserve (Croydon)1
2019-10-18 13:32Tirhatuan Wetlands Conservation Reserve
2019-10-13 13:33Lilydale Sewage Treatment Plant3
2019-10-11 17:30Liverpool Road Retarding Basin
2019-10-19 09:44Lysterfield1
2019-10-10 13:35Lysterfield Park1
2019-10-13 11:41Birdsland Reserve
2019-10-19 10:30Healesville Sanctuary
2019-10-21 14:09Cardinia Creek Parklands North (Berwick)1
2019-10-10 16:16Beaconsfield Flora and Fauna Reserve
2019-10-20 16:15Gum Swamp TSR (Forbes)1
2019-10-19 13:53Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo3
2019-10-15 16:20Dubbo Sewage Treatment Plant2
2019-10-20 17:19Lake Forbes13
2019-10-13 11:30Shearwater Estate, Cowes8
2019-10-20 16:30Mon Repos--Information Centre12
2019-10-19 13:25Marrambidya Wetland8
2019-10-14 13:59Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga5
2019-10-17 08:00Bingara
2019-10-21 11:32Eli Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and Storage Dams (restricted access)1
2019-10-14 11:15Copeton Dam Road at -29.87385, 150.603385
2019-10-10 10:25Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens13
2019-10-12 09:15Koorawatha Weir and Falls1
2019-10-20 08:41Chatsworth Rest Area10
2019-10-21 07:00West Creek Reserve, Toowoomba5
2019-10-09 15:00Orange Botanic Gardens5
2019-10-18 13:30K'gari (Fraser Island)--Wallum Boardwalk3
2019-10-13 07:00K'gari (Fraser Island)--Kingfisher Bay Resort3
2019-10-15 15:29Lake Alford Park (Gympie)34
2019-10-21 14:20Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee7
2019-10-20 05:41Mudgee8
2019-10-21 12:16Stirling Crossing2
2019-10-17 11:15Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve
2019-10-19 07:03Tumut Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2019-10-08 10:00Tumut STW and Town Common4
2019-10-19 07:34Tumut Wetlands2
2019-10-18 15:04Menzies Lagoon, Kilcoy8
2019-10-18 14:15Yowie Park (Kilcoy)4
2019-10-08 09:15Lake Apex Park (Gatton)3
2019-10-13 14:14Blayney Wetlands6
2019-10-17 07:42Lake Galletly (University of Queensland - Gatton campus)11
2019-10-18 15:00Lester Kropp Bridge (Villeneuve)6
2019-10-13 12:15Tingha1
2019-10-19 17:00Joseph Wills Park, Elsmore1
2019-10-20 10:09Lake Baroon--south shore trail3
2019-10-15 15:45Coolum Experimental Farm Wetlands2
2019-10-15 16:20Coolum Industrial Park--Bittern Pond2
2019-10-12 15:50Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)12
2019-10-20 15:10Lake Guyatt (Sale)1
2019-10-08 10:30Australia Zoo4
2019-10-10 12:48Kandos3
2019-10-21 07:24Old Creamtruck Rd, Dayboro2
2019-10-15 06:14Riverside Park, Tamworth1
2019-10-14 16:47Strong Rd, Dayboro at -27.20868, 152.837032
2019-10-15 05:37Lake Manchester1
2019-10-21 07:10Cumberland Rd, Wights Mountain (restricted access)2
2019-10-14 09:06Samford Lagoon3
2019-10-18 02:19Colleges Crossing10
2019-10-20 09:40Barnes Hill Lookout (Mount Crosby)6
2019-10-19 06:30Bundamba Creek, Brisbane Rd to Gledson St6
2019-10-15 08:57Gold Creek Reservoir2
2019-10-09 06:45Kumbartcho Sanctuary20
2019-10-21 06:01Ross Road Parkland (Upper Kedron)1
2019-10-18 08:29Bunya Crossing Reserve
2019-10-16 05:25Nature Refuge Hawkesbury Road1
2019-10-09 10:45South Pine River at Cashs Crossing, Eatons Hill16
2019-10-21 15:03Lake Eden2
2019-10-19 06:03Adavale St, Brookfield20
2019-10-17 07:48Moggill District Sports Park2
2019-10-15 08:00Bribie Island
2019-10-17 15:07Pinnaroo Cemetery Swamp2
2019-10-14 16:10Harold Keilly Park (Bald Hills)20
2019-10-09 14:00Dohles Rocks Rd Pond at -27.27641, 153.040544
2019-10-10 14:30Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve3
2019-10-20 16:15Bellara Lake4
2019-10-21 06:08Little Cabbage Tree Creek (Aspley)2
2019-10-17 16:49Priors Pocket (Moggill)1
2019-10-21 05:15Banks Street Reserve2
2019-10-20 06:45Buckleys Hole (Bongaree)10
2019-10-20 06:40Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
2019-10-20 11:30Bribie Island Sports Complex1
2019-10-19 16:00Edenbrooke Park (Seventeen Mile Rocks)26
2019-10-14 05:45Humpybong Creek, Redcliffe27
2019-10-21 06:57Sherwood Arboretum25
2019-10-15 11:22Ginninderra Creek--Melba1
2019-10-08 08:55Shorncliffe7
2019-10-14 07:15Roma Street Parkland (Brisbane)1
2019-10-16 06:05Kalinga Park (Wooloowin)2
2019-10-21 15:25Oxley Creek Common2
2019-10-09 16:24Casey Wetlands4
2019-10-15 13:35Lake Ginninderra2
2019-10-20 07:12University of Queensland--UQ Lakes4
2019-10-19 13:22Moncreiff Ponds1
2019-10-19 14:56Lake Ginninderra--John Knight Memorial Park5
2019-10-13 13:23Laggan Travelling Stock Reserve1
2019-10-12 14:00Ginninderra Creek--Nicholls6
2019-10-17 08:04Nudgee Waterhole Reserve26
2019-10-12 13:38Kookaburra Park (Rocklea)1
2019-10-20 10:00Arnwood Place Park1
2019-10-12 15:20Kedron Brook Bikeway (near Nudgee Golf Club)3
2019-10-13 13:52Lake Wallace--Foreshore on western side9
2019-10-19 08:00Yerrabi Pond3
2019-10-20 16:40Lake Wallace6
2019-10-11 08:47Woollaman Creek (Undullah)3
2019-10-19 10:52Acacia Inlet1
2019-10-10 15:45Metroplex Wetlands2
2019-10-21 14:19Black Mountain Peninsula1
2019-10-17 07:50Whites Hill Reserve6
2019-10-10 09:16Urambi Hills Nature Reserve1
2019-10-16 07:36Mt Gravatt Summit Trail3
2019-10-15 09:00Whatmore St Park (Carina Heights)2
2019-10-20 07:17Minnippi Parklands5
2019-10-11 10:23Commonwealth Park1
2019-10-14 08:49GJ Fuller Oval Lagoons1
2019-10-21 16:30Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
2019-10-21 07:00Isabella Pond2
2019-10-20 07:21Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Peninsula (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 08:12Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--backwaters (restricted access)1
2019-10-20 08:10Lithgow Wastewater Treatment Plant2
2019-10-20 08:37Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--pool1
2019-10-20 06:32Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--paddocks (east)1
2019-10-21 17:20Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve4
2019-10-18 09:10Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Billabong Loop3
2019-10-13 05:56Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant (no access)2
2019-10-18 15:49Berrinba Wetlands14
2019-10-17 16:00Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow1
2019-10-14 09:10Capalaba Regional Park4
2019-10-15 06:00Jenolan Caves2
2019-10-17 07:10Tygum Park, Waterford West, Logan City30
2019-10-11 09:35Doug Tiller Reserve2
2019-10-11 09:02Hilliards Creek Park, Ormiston4
2019-10-14 07:44Hilliards Creek Reserve (Redlands Track Park)2
2019-10-14 10:20Crystal Waters, Thornlands23
2019-10-20 10:20Eddie Santaguiliana Way (H. Ziegenfusz Pk to South St Foreshore)6
2019-10-16 06:00Eagleby--Eagleby Rd, south lake2
2019-10-17 06:00Mt Cotton Village Community Park2
2019-10-17 17:26Cooney Cottage (Restricted access)1
2019-10-16 16:19Wollondilly River at Rossi Bridge and Weir1
2019-10-14 16:44Marsden Weir and Waterworks Reserve, Goulburn6
2019-10-09 08:25Bungendore Common4
2019-10-16 16:53Goulburn Wetlands1
2019-10-20 17:02Goulburn Maturation Ponds (restricted access)1
2019-10-13 11:20Lamington National Park--Duck Creek Rd1
2019-10-20 09:38Wetland - Movie World4
2019-10-20 16:06Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)23
2019-10-19 09:47Coombabah Wastewater Treatment Plant4
2019-10-19 14:27Emerald Lakes Wetland--Golf Course Pond1
2019-10-18 09:02Emerald Lakes Wetland, S pond (Carrara)6
2019-10-14 10:30Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens31
2019-10-13 15:55Macintosh Island Park, Gold Coast12
2019-10-20 07:05Douglas Farm Rd, Kurrajong Hills1
2019-10-16 16:42Lochiel Park Lagoon, Orbost3
2019-10-21 06:10North Quarry, Penrith Lakes1
2019-10-19 08:40Richmond Lowlands10
2019-10-21 13:00Bushells Lagoon2
2019-10-10 09:40Bents Basin Recreation Reserve5
2019-10-19 06:45McGraths Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2019-10-20 10:15Ferndale Reserve & Bundanoon Sewage Treatment Plant1
2019-10-19 09:30Pitt Town Lagoon1
2019-10-18 08:06Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve1
2019-10-20 11:40Cattai National Park--Mitchell Park3
2019-10-19 15:35Seabreeze Boulevard Wetland, Pottsville3
2019-10-20 12:15Westbrook Road, Bickley Vale3
2019-10-19 07:30Nepean River Cycleway, Camden2
2019-10-18 12:05Mount Annan Botanic Gardens--Lake Nadungamba3
2019-10-14 08:30Mount Annan Botanic Gardens7
2019-10-08 09:00West Byron Wetlands (Restricted access - Council key required)15
2019-10-13Fagan Park, Galston3
2019-10-19 11:50Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta4
2019-10-18 16:16Teven Rd Swamp1
2019-10-16 06:52Campbells Common, Cumbalum1
2019-10-10 10:06Suffolk Lake, Byron Bay area.2
2019-10-15 09:30Berowra Valley National Park--Crosslands Reserve3
2019-10-20 16:19Melaleuca Swamp, Roberts Creek2
2019-10-10 11:22West Ballina STP (restricted access, Council permission required)1
2019-10-16 15:24Maluga Passive Park3
2019-10-18 10:00Lane Cove National Park--Browns Waterhole1
2019-10-13 06:41Sydney Olympic Park3
2019-10-19 09:08Bicentennial Park (Sydney Olympic Park)--Waterbird Refuge3
2019-10-17 16:24Sydney Bicentennial Park--Lake Belvedere7
2019-10-19 08:35Palmdale1
2019-10-21 12:45Lane Cove National Park--Riverside Drive6
2019-10-19 11:36Lime Kiln Bay Reserve and Wetlands5
2019-10-19 08:03William Beach Memorial Park3
2019-10-19 11:15Rhododendron Park, Mount Pleasant3
2019-10-19 08:21Tallawarra Ash Pond 3, Yallah (Restricted Access)2
2019-10-19 14:00Stanthorpe Drive, Kanahooka (restricted access)15
2019-10-21 13:51Wollongong Botanic Gardens6
2019-10-11 09:23Ash Island1
2019-10-15 08:55Royal National Park--Willow Tree Flat4
2019-10-20 09:30Royal National Park--Fig Tree Flat4
2019-10-20 11:00Royal National Park--Wattle Forest4
2019-10-13 13:35Hunter Wetlands Centre (Newcastle)3
2019-10-20 17:23Stanwell Park4
2019-10-10 07:35Blue Lagoon, Woonona5
2019-10-21 07:00Newcastle Wetland Reserve1
2019-10-21 06:32Bunzl Swamp (Sandgate)2
2019-10-19 12:20Bellambi Lagoon2
2019-10-21 11:20Royal National Park2
2019-10-19 10:00Warriewood Wetlands1
2019-10-21 08:10Victoria Park, Camperdown2
2019-10-19 10:00Sydney Park1
2019-10-19 09:40Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney)3
2019-10-20 08:06Korrungulla Wetlands, Primbee2
2019-10-15 12:45Taronga Zoological Park (Sydney)3
2019-10-20 18:34Swamp Road, Kiama Downs2
2019-10-13 08:46Jerrara Dam1
2019-10-15 16:09Curl Curl Lagoon15
2019-10-20 16:26Eastlakes golf course8
2019-10-12 15:37Kensington Ponds3
2019-10-21 07:53Centennial Park (Sydney)30
2019-10-10 17:43Cronulla Sand Dunes Wetland1
2019-10-09 14:00Royal National Park--Wattamolla3
2019-10-19 13:53Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens7
2019-10-13 08:48Hillville Road pond1
2019-10-13 10:42Boyters Lane, Jerseyville3
2019-10-13 12:32Blue Haven Estate Wetlands (Old Bar)4
2019-10-12 16:23Emerald Downs Golf Course1