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Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Lives in well-vegetated marshlands like marshes, lakes and ponds. Wintering South where the lakes aren’t freezing. This species consumes a variety of vegetables and small aquatic creatures.

How to Identify

The frontal shield is a distinguishable characteristic of this species. The bird’s plumage is dark, mostly black, brown wings and a few white feathers on the side.

Where and When to Spot

I observed this species only once, late spring in Park De La Frayere, Boucherville.

Common Names

Common moorhen

Teichralle (de)
Gallineta común (es)
Gallinule poule-d'eau (fr)

Taxonomy

Gruiformes
Rallidae
Gallinula chloropus