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moorhen:

see railrail,
common name for some members of the large family Rallidae, marsh and tropical forest birds that include the gallinule and the coot, two specialized rails. Rails are cosmopolitan in distribution, except in polar regions.
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moorhen

1. a bird, Gallinula chloropus, inhabiting ponds, lakes, etc., having a black plumage, red bill, and a red shield above the bill: family Rallidae (rails)
2. the female of the red grouse
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unguis Mizelle Micropterus Gills Valid & Cronin, 1943 salmoides Amblosoma reelfooti Viviparus Mantle Valid Goodman, 1990 intertextus Cavity Athesmia reelfooti Gallinula Liver Bile Sy.
1 -- (Mississippi/Plumeous-type kite) ([dagger]) Buleogallus 2 E (Wetrnoregyps) daggetti (Daggett"s Eagle) Arluila chiysaetos (Golden 2 R Eagle) FALCONIDAE Caracara cheriway (Crested 1 R Caracara) ODONTOPHORIDAE Callipepla douglasii (Elegant 1 R Quail) RALLIDAE Parzana carolina (Sora) 1 M, W Gallinula chloropus (Common 1 R Moorhen) Porphyrio martinicus (Purple 1 M?
6, 9, 17, 18, 19, 22, 26 FALCONIDAE Phalcoboenus megalopterus 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 25, 26 Falco sparverius (Mb-e) 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 Falco femoralis (Ma-e) 6, 10, 11, 27 Falco peregrinus (Mb-e y Ma-e) 9, 20, 21, 22 RALLIDAE Pardirallus sanguinolentus 21, 22, 26, 27 (Ma-p) Gallinula chloropus (Ma-p) 21, 27 Fulica ardesiaca (Mov.
La familia Rallidae es la mas abundante y esta representada por dos especies Gallinula chloropus "polla de agua" y Fulica ardesiaca "gallareta", siendo la primera mas numerosa.
7) Porphyrio alleni 187 0 Amaurornis flavirostris 88 0 Fulica cristata 80 0 Gallinula chloropus 31 2 (6.
Detailed molecular analysis of CBP in Moorhens, Gallinula chloropus, showed that hosts accept parasitic eggs (McRae and Burke 1996).
Food provisioning lowers inter-clutch interval in Moorhens, Gallinula chloropus.
Porphyrio porphyrio (purple swamphen), Gallinula chloropus (common moorhen), Amaurornis phoenicurus (white breasted water-hen) and Himantopus himantopus (black-winged stilt).
Eastern marshy area of the lake which had served as a perfect retreat for Egretta garzetta (little egret), Ardea cinerea (grey heron), Ardea purpurea (purple heron), Gallinula chloropus (common moorhen) and Porphyrio porphyrio (purple moorhen) has now been completely dried.