Common Moorhen foraging


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“There were a large number of young Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus orientalis) that were slowly assuming adult plumage. All were feeding independently (adult above, immatures below).

“Much of the prey obtained was just below the surface of the water (see short video below).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th January 2016

Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Extensive ex-tin mining area with extensive pond/lakes, wetlands, fish farming

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