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Common moorhen  - Gallinula chloropus

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.

Common Names

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 & When to Spot

I observed this species only once, late spring in Park De La Frayere, Boucherville.

Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

park-de-la-frayere - May 27, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;