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Adult Common 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 Common Moorhen
Adult Common Moorhen
Also Known As ..
Eurasian Moorhen
Page Last Updated 3/22/2020 4:45:01 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Species Gallinula Chloropus
Category Rails, Crakes & Coots
StdName Common Moorhen
Vital Statistics
Length 12.6 to 13.8 ins
Weight 8.8 to 14.9 ozs
Wingspan 19.7 to 21.7 ins
Lifespan 1 to 15 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Adult Common Moorhen (Species=Gallinula Chloropus / Standard Name=Common Moorhen)