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AlanF

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Oh, sorry! I am not an expert in bird's names, neither in German nor English.
In German it is named "Ralle" and the Wikipedia article is linked to the English Wikipedia article "Rail".
Yes, a bit of language confusion. It's a Moorhen or Common Gallinule, a member of the Rail family, like Moorhens or Coots. We in England tend to think of Rails as the Water Rail, like this:

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AlanF

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Oh, sorry! I am not an expert in bird's names, neither in German nor English.
In German it is named "Ralle" and the Wikipedia article is linked to the English Wikipedia article "Rail".
You are correct in that it is a member of the Rail Family. From delving in wiki and google translate, I think the German name for Moorhen is Teichhuhn "Pond chicken". Maximilian, no doubt, would know.
 
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To be honest I used a wrong name for decades. Now I know "Wasserhuhn" (coots) is wrong and just "Rail" would be a safe bet.
"Teichhuhn" would be "Gallinula chloropus", which is a little different to Your suggested species but very likely in Germany.
 

ISv

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To be honest I used a wrong name for decades. Now I know "Wasserhuhn" (coots) is wrong and just "Rail" would be a safe bet.
"Teichhuhn" would be "Gallinula chloropus", which is a little different to Your suggested species but very likely in Germany.
I don't think Alan suggested your photo (Gallinula chloropus) to be identical with his photo (Rallus aquaticus). I think what he is saying is that they are the same family (Rallidae). The "Coots" - like the Fulica atra, are in the same family. It's a typical example of the confusion made by the common names. One and the very same species could have different (and not just one!) common names in the different countries! And these all - Gallinula, Rallus and Fulica are expected to be well presented in Germany - I mean this part of your post: "Gallinula chloropus", which is a little different to Your suggested species but very likely in Germany."
All three plus the "Coot " are present in Germany (plus one more genus - Porzana (3 species), but this one is probably very localized and rather rare.
 
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ISv

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Here in the last few days it was drizzling to somewhat rainy. Just few photos of commons:
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) and adult and juvenile Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla).

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Bald eagle. Apropos visitor for July 4. R6, RF800, RF 1.4x, handheld, 1/30sec, ISO 160, f/16, 1120mm, OOC HEIF.

Perched about 50 ft off our deck - barely fit in the viewfinder. Hope it returns during the rest of our stay.

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This visitor suddenly appeared on a piling in front of our cabin in Idaho. I ran inside to grab a camera, quickly swapped lenses, and snapped off a few before it left. Didn’t even have a chance to look at the camera settings. I don’t normally try to handhold at 1/30sec with an 1120mm lens and highlights are a little blown, but it turned out okay.

Downloaded to iPad using wireless to post. Will be interested to see what some PP can do on the raw when I get home, but this is a great start.
 
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So for the R5 users out there, I'm wondering if you ever experience issues with your photos and lines running across horizontally? I've been having this problem since I got the camera and noticed it with the RF 24-105 f/4 L and it's also appearing with the RF 100-500 L lens. So this leads me to believe it's a camera issue and not a lens issue. Below are both the processed image as well as a crop at 100% of the horizontal lines I'm referring to. Is this normal? If so is there a way to not have this happen? I've already had to send my R5 into Canon for an issue with it locking up just using the animal eye auto focus to track birds. they replaced the 'circuit board'. But that was all the details they gave me. View attachment 198674 View attachment 198675
I get it on my R6 with electronic shutter but it only really comes out if I push the file too hard in post.