Common Moorhen (Palau)

Gallinula chloropus orientalis

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

GALCHL

ITIS

HEAD

Common Moorhen (Palau) Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Red
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray-black
  • Forehead Color: Red to red-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-black
  • Throat Color: Gray-black
  • Cere color: Red

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BODY

Common Moorhen (Palau) Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-36 cm (11-14 in)
  • Weight: 170-482 g (6-17 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Moorhen (Palau) Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Their flight pattern is swift, strong and direct.
  • Wingspan Range: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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