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Common Moorhen
(Gallinula chloropus)

Common Moorhen

Length: 13 - 14"

Breeding Habitat:
Freshwater marshes, edges of ponds and lakes, shores of slow-moving rivers. Prefers habitat with large areas of open water, some shallow water, and abundant
Common Moorhen
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
marshy vegetation. Click to enlarge
Diet: Leaves and stems of aquatic vegetation,
seeds, wild fruits and berries, mollusks, worms, insects.
Common Moorhen ID TipsIdentification tips for the Common Moorhen
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Common Moorhen Breeding Map Common Moorhen Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:
Common Moorhen
Photos of this bird, characteristics, range, habitat, diet, life cycle, and behavior. From NatureWorks.



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