Common Name: Common Moorhen
Scientific Name: Gallinula chloropus
Nepali Name: Bagale Simkukhura ( बगाले सिमकुखुरा )
Size: 32-35 cm
Location: Chitwan (165m), Nepal
Found below 250 m in elevation in wetlands, marshes, reed edged ponds, canals. A very distinctive bird with dark olive-brown plumage, white under tail-coverts, yellow bill tip with a red shield. Their diet consists of aquatic creatures like small fish, tadpoles, along with insects, snails, etc and plants like algae, grass, etc.
The above picture was taken in Chitwan National Park (165m).
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