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The Dusky Moorhen is a bird in the rail (Rallidae) family, which is found in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia. It has a distinctive red frontal shield and the tip of the bill is yellow. The body is slate grey and the wings and rump brownish.
A pond in garden near a large river. Thes birds like wetland habitats, with a preference for freshwater marshes.
During breeding season, the Dusky Moorhen forms groups of up to seven birds. It builds a large nest of aquatic plants and lays 6 to 10 whitish eggs. Two or more females will lay their eggs in the same nest. All members of the group help to incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.