moorhen

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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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Bird meats were the source of 9 virus-containing samples (5 quail, 2 moor hens, and 2 water cocks), which indicates a risk for influenza virus (H5N1) contamination in bird meats, especially quail.
For a couple of years at least,this little pond has resisted drying up, resulting in successful colonisation by frogs, toads and newts and a pair or two of moor hens.
Huge bi-folding doors offered a panoramic view of a fishing lake and my nearly-two-year-old immediately spotted the resident ducks and moor hens.
There are moor hens nesting here, and we've had sightings of mallards, a Canada goose, herons and willow warblers.
There is a lake with mature trees to the perimeter which houses an abundance of wildlife including moor hens, ducks, herons and woodpeckers.
These have included moor hens and water rails - refugees from ponds and wetlands which have frozen over.