Thursday, 11 September 2014

Common Moorhen

Order - Gruiformes
Family - Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus
黑水鸡



    Size : 30-38 cm; Wingspan 50–55 cm;
             Male 249–493 (339) g; Female 192–343 (271) g (chloropus); 
             Unsexed 173–335 (245) g (meridionalis)
        
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Gallinula chloropus chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    – Europe, N Africa, Azores, Madeira, Canaries and Cape Verde Is E through W, C & S Asia to Japan, S to Sri Lanka and C Malay Peninsula; N populations winter S to Mediterranean region, sub-Saharan Africa and S Asia.
  • Gallinula chloropus meridionalis (C. L. Brehm, 1831)
    – sub-Saharan Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, and St Helena.
  • Gallinula chloropus pyrrhorrhoa (A. Newton, 1861)
    – Comoro Is, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius.
  • Gallinula chloropus orientalis (Horsfield, 1821)
    – Seychelles, Andaman Is, S Peninsular Malaysia, Greater Sundas and W Lesser Sundas to Philippines and Palau Is.
  • Gallinula chloropus guami (E. J. O. Hartert, 1917)
    – Northern Mariana Is and Guam.

Date : 23 July 2014
Location : Seberang Perak Paddyfield, Perak Tengah, Perak
Date : 23 July 2014
Location : Seberang Perak Paddyfield, Perak Tengah, Perak

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