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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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Bag limits for ducks, mergansers, coots and moorhens will be consistent with the limit for the regular season, which will be announced in mid-August, after the annual Waterfowl Symposium on Aug.
Tail flicking by Moorhens was found to decrease after an individual was played a recording of a conspecific (Randler 2007), and Weeks (1994) observed that Eastern Phoebe territorial maintenance behaviors consisted of chasing the intruder while calling.
Among the birds seen were the spot-billed pelican, spotted greenshank, spoonbill sandpiper, black necked stork, white ibis, flamingos, painted stork Night Herons, Pond Herons, Grey Herons, White Ibis, Pintails, Shavellers, Billed Ducks, Garganeys, Common Moorhen, Purple Moorhens, Coots, Little Egrets and Cattle Egrets.
The first time we saw moorhens in Alba was in 2007, while almost all of them left later a couple decided to stay and reproduce here.
Brave he surely is, whether it's gunning down heavily-armed moorhens at Sandringham or calling in jets to bomb people in their mud-huts in the poorest country in the world.
Biologists have found dozens of bird species that catch interloper eggs from different species, but only a few--some ostriches, weaverbirds, moorhens, and now coots--with defenses against sneaks of their own species.
There are pigs, maybe 10 ducks, a couple of geese, quite a camp turkey who's got a limp, five or six chickens, little moorhens.
There were plenty of grebes, moorhens and coots going about their business feeding on the river so I had to presume there was no pollution.
Denbighshire's countryside officer Garry Davies said the creatures enjoy the heat as they are used to more tropical climes of southern USA, but their basking on nests of moorhens has been interfering with their breeding success.
During these special two days of hunting, youth can harvest ducks, mergansers, coots and moorhens.
Moorhens, ducks and skylarks have been pecking leftover bunches at the RSPB reserve in Saltholme, Teesside.
Within species such behaviour is common amongst house sparrows, moorhens and starlings, and between species, as with cuckoos and dunnocks, the behaviour has evolved at least eight times.