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Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

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Common Moorhen
Immatures are browner-toned and lack a red frontal shield

Although restricted to freshwater lakes, ponds and ditches, the Common Moorhen is widespread in its preferred habitat. Its yellow-tipped, red bill and yellow-green legs are in striking contrast to its mainly grey-black plumage.

Common Moorhen immature

Adult

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