Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen

swims slowly with feet suitable for walking.

Characteristics

A bird of the race family with a distinctive red beak and forehead. The head and belly are black, and the wings are slightly greenish brown. The iris is red. A white line runs between the wings and torso. The petals are yellow to yellowish green, long and thick. It rarely sings, but its cry is loud. From this voice, it was named as a bird that "guards" the paddy fields.

Picture of Common Moorhen

Ecology

It lives in lakes and rivers. It swims among aquatic plants and walks with long legs. They do not have webbed feet, so they are poor and slow swimmers. It is not as cautious as a rail, but when it senses danger, it will flee into the grass. It eats insects and plant seeds. Build nests near water and breed.

Habitat

I was swimming in the waterweeds along the Yudono River. He seemed indifferent to the people walking along the river, but when he looked up to take a picture, he became alarmed and fled into the reeds. It is not a fast swimmer, so if you spot it from a distance, you can observe it well.

Yudono River in December

It was foraging on the sunny surface of the Yudono River on a sunny day in December. They were taking food with their heads in the water.

Videos

The video of the Common Moorhen.

Walking in the Yudono River.

Pictures

Introducing a picture of Common Moorhen.

Picture of Common Moorhen1|It is characterized by its red beak and long yellow-green legs.
It is characterized by its red beak and long yellow-green legs.
Picture of Common Moorhen2|Swimming around the aquatic plants.
Swimming around the aquatic plants.
Picture of Common Moorhen3|It seems to be looking for food.
It seems to be looking for food.
Picture of Common Moorhen4|When alerted, it will hide behind the grass.
When alerted, it will hide behind the grass.
Picture of Common Moorhen5|Eating grass by the water.
Eating grass by the water.
Picture of Common Moorhen6|Came out in the sun on the Yudono River.
Came out in the sun on the Yudono River.
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