Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
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Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

General Description: Common Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) are black, duck-like birds with a red bill and white on the sides of the tail, and sometimes a bit of white shows along the side of the body. In adults, the tip of the bill is yellow. Compare with American Coot.

Favored Habitat: Shallow ponds and marshes.

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Where to Find: Common Moorhen are uncommon around Las Vegas, but the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is a good place to check. For more natural settings, check the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: While these birds look like ducks, they are actually more closely related to Rails.

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Moorhens have red and yellow bills and white on the sides of the tail.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhen.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) female and young Moorhen parent with two young.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Juvenile Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhen

 
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