Bonanza Bird #14: Common Moorhen

Birdorable Common Moorhen

For 19 days we're adding a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2011. We're counting up to revealing our 350th species! Today's bird is the Common Moorhen.

Common Moorhen photo

The Common Moorhen is a species of rail that has a wide range. They live across parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The similar North American Common Gallinule was recently split from the Common Moorhen. Common Moorhens have dark, chubby bodies supported by yellow legs and relatively enormous feet. They have a prominent red facial shield as well.

Birdorable Moorhen Product Samples

Tomorrow's bird can be easily recognized from the black line under its chin. Can you guess what it will be?

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Elinor (Ashira) on December 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM wrote:
A Chinstrap Penguin? : D
I love birds.My fav is a heron. on December 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM wrote:
C S P h t e i r n n a g p u i n
I love birds.My fav is a heron. on December 1, 2011 at 11:54 AM wrote:
Chin strap penguin
Louise Warner on February 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM wrote:
Chinstrap penguin!?
Reed on May 5, 2020 at 3:25 PM wrote:
I sure do love moorhens (also my guess is the gentoo penguin)
Spurwing Plover on May 20, 2022 at 6:58 AM wrote:
Rockhopper Penguin

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