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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus chloropus   - Adult in prime breeding condition
Common Moorhen
Photographer : © B T Seshasayee
Location :Lotus pond, Heavy Water Plant Colony, Aswapuram Village, Khammam District, Telangana, India
Date : 4 April 2015
English synonyms:Moorhen, European Moorhen, Indian Moorhen, Gallinule, Common Gallinule, Indian Gallinule, Waterhen, Indian Waterhen
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, crakes, bush hens, watercock, gallinules, swamphens, moorhens & coots
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There are several Moorhens in our pond, but this is the only bird which is having red colouration throughout the length of the leg. - BTS
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