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Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus




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8 Comments

Doryreed
Doryreed 7 years ago

Not really Ashish. We get lots of them round here. They do like the cover of bushes but they don't like it too boggy. They need dry areas to nest. Their lifestyle is similar to mallards, swans etc. They are water birds. Lapwings don't swim like moorhens. They just forage at the waters edge usually. And lapwings nest in fields with plant cover usually away from the water. Lapwings are also frequent visitors to farmland and ploughed fields. They can be found away from water but moorhens are always near to water.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Dory..I think Moorhens is small swamp bird. They seen in bushes around wet and small swamps...around lakes...they find mostly around separated small ponds with dense bushes nearby !!
Their habitat and behavior is close to lapwing birds.

Doryreed
Doryreed 7 years ago

Yeah Emma we see them a lot over here. The name is misleading slightly as they are water birds. They are found in and around wetlands such as large ponds or lakes. Moors are nice but pretty empty to be honest. Although the heather moors are full of cool birds and bugs at this time of year.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Moorhen is typical and little different as it is from a region.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Are Moorhens typical of the united Kingdom? i have read about Moors in books like "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" And" Great Expectations" They fascinate me and I find them mysterious!.

Doryreed
Doryreed 7 years ago

Thanks. The little one is very cute. :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Very nice shot...moment is very precious...!!
Nice spotting..!!

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 54.17, Long: -3.17

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on May 3, 2011

Spotted for mission

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