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Common Moorhen

Gallinula Chloropus


Generally black with white streaks on the wing feathers. The beak is red or red and brown.


Swampy areas where there is plenty of vegetation and bright daylight. They like to nest under thickets and feed on nearby streams or ponds.


The hen may have from one to five black chicks. They are easily startled by approaching humans and traffic noises. They feed at 7 or eight a.m.

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Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jul 22, 2011

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