Utah Bird Profile
 Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Name Roots: (L. gallinula, "hen" - Gr. chloros, "green"; pus, "foot")

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a floating or in a ground or in a shrub in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an omnivore: fresh-marsh forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and water habitats.
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(Updated Mar 2004)


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