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Common Moorhen

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GALINHA D'?UA Alternate name
Gallinula chloropus Scientific name 
Gruiiformes Order
Rallidae Family   
33 cms               Length
Inland sheltered wetlands below 4,000 m avoids large lakes. Habitat
8-12 eggs first brood 5-8 second Clutch
Plant matter and small creatures. Food Diet
Both parents incubate and feed young. Habits
2922 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo March 3, 2009 by sparkyfaisca all rights reserved

Video by Keith Murdock

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

wpe25.jpg (4363 bytes)  Common Moorhen calls
(Gallinula chloropus)
Niels Krabbe XC25646
14-05-1982, Denmark
 Common Moorhen calls
(Gallinula chloropus)
Stuart Fisher XC29849
13-02-2009, United Kingdom
Common Moorhen song
(Gallinula chloropus)
Patrik ?erg XC26789
19-05-2008, Sweden
Common Moorhen agitation call
(Gallinula chloropus)
Rombout de Wijs XC31048 5 June 200, Netherlands

046118-IIMG_2453 Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)

view photos Photo by ajmatthehiddenhouse's photostream all rights reserved April 6, 2009

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