Scientific Name: Gallinula chloropus Common Name: Common Moorhen Other Name: Waterhen or Swamp chicken
Identifying Features: dark brown-black body, white untertail, yellow legs, front portion of head is red, red beak with yellow tip.
- They are often secretive, but can become tame in some areas. Despite loss of habitat in parts of its range, the common moorhen remains plentiful and widespread.
- When threatened, the young may cling to the parents’ body, after which the adult birds fly away to safety, carrying their offspring with them.
This image was clicked by Monkey Boy – via Flickr.
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