Gallinula chloropus


32cm to 35cm


50cm to 55cm


250g to 400g


About Moorhens

Moorhens - often referred to as marsh hens - are medium-sized water bird part and part of the crane family. They have long green legs, red and yellow beaks and are blackish all over. Upon closer inspection, moorhens do have dark brown back and wings, white stripes on their flanks and a blueish belly.

What does a Moorhen eat?

Their diets consist of small fish, insects, water plants, fruit, grasses, seeds, snails and worms.

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Other birds in the Rails, crakes and coots family

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