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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Similarly, tail movements have been demonstrated as anti-predatory behavior in Common Moorhens, which tail-flicked more often not only when a predator was seen but also when it was heard (Randler 2007).
In addition, a substantial decrease in nesting by Common Moorhens and American Coots was noted during the 1990's.
Specifically, we examined the influence of tidal height and time since spring tide on our ability to detect Clapper Rails, Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus), Marsh Wrens (Cistothorus palustris), Purple Gallinules (Porphyrio martinica), and Common Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus).