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.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Parc de la Frayère
Saturday, May 27, 2017
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 600mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250s