Seale (1901:31) found the gallinule to be abundant at Guam in marshes and taro patches.
gallinule and cockatoos were in large flocks feeding on the grass seeds, which were now nearly ripe.
The Florida gallinule is in general pretty silent, I think; but he has a noisy season; then he is indeed noisy enough.
Alae (Hawaiian gallinule): Native bird figuring largely in Hawaiian legends.
gallinule, gal′i-nūl, n. a genus of aquatic birds closely allied to the coots, of which the common water-hen is a species.
A good many of my jaunts took me past the gallinule swamp before mentioned, and almost always I stopped and went near.