swims slowly with feet suitable for walking.
|Scientific name||Gallinula chloropus|
|English name||Common Moorhen|
|Classification details||Gruiformes Rallidae|
|Distribution||Tropical except Oceania.|
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.
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.
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.
The video of the Common Moorhen.Walking in the Yudono River.
Introducing a picture of Common Moorhen.