Common Moorhen
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Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen - Photograph by Ron Saldino

Scientific name is Gallinula cloropus, also called the Indian Moorhen.This partridge sized bird is a locally common breeding resident found in the wetlands of Haryana. Locally called Jal Murghi or Jal Murgi, it is a slate gray and brown bird with white under tail coverts. Size is about 13 inches with green large feet and legs.

Order: GRUIFORMES    Family: Rallidae

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