Adult Moorhen

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Colouring brown upper, grey lower, red bill
Voice Loud throaty notes
Feeds on Seeds, fruit, shoots, snails, insects
Flight Low and fluttering
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Small Flocks
Adult Moorhen
Adult Moorhen
Also Known As ..
Common Moorhen
Page Last Updated 4/29/2018 3:59:00 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Species Gallinula Chloropus
Category Coots
StdName Common Moorhen
Vital Statistics
Length 32 to 35 cms
Weight 250 to 420 gms
Wingspan 50 to 55 cms
Lifespan 1 to 15 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States


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