National Geographic : 1943 Jul
Birds on the Home Front A Water Chicken Returns to Its Nest Though often called "mud hen," it is properly named the Florida Gallinule. This close relative of the European moor hen dwells in the larger fresh-water marshes from Ontario to Panama and the Galapagos Islands. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Dr. Arthur A. Allen The Hell Diver's Home Is a Houseboat Made of Floating Debris Sometimes the nest of the Pied-billed Grebe is not even anchored and rises and falls with the water. The bird's nickname comes from its habit of diving so quickly at the flash of a gun that it escapes the shot.