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.

Photography

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

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 400

Taxonomy

Gruiformes
Rallidae
Gallinula chloropus