Moorhen

Moorhen

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Photographed in the campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK, in June 2010.

The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), or common gallinule, can be found in most parts of the world except the polar regions and tropical rainforests. The name "moorhen" is confusing as the bird is not usually found on moors. An older and more accurate is the "common waterhen".