No.174 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

L=32cm

Rank : 2
Resident
The species can be seen throughout the year at Asakawa River basin mainly in mid- to lower Asakawa River. Prefers billabong and marshy place with grass around to rapid stream along the shore. Bright red frontal shield and yellow-tipped red bill stand out. Breeding has been confirmed at several parts of Asakawa River basin; Chicks are seen in May and June. 
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Adult

Juvinile

Adult and Chicks

Adult (Swimming)