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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rallidae.


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  • Gough moorhen Gallinula comeri (VU) is found in fern bush vegetation areas.

    Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, United Kingdom

  • The Tasmanian native hen (Gallinula mortierii), black-headed honeyeater (Melithreptus affinis), and yellow wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa) are near-endemic to this ecoregion.

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • Some bird species utilize the region for breeding, for example, coot (Fulica atra), moorhen (Gallinula choropus) and a relic subspecies of the Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara duprezii) utilize these patches of suitable habitat.

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • Breeding bird species include Palaearctic marsh birds such as coot Fulica atra and moorhen Gallinula chloropus, as well as a relict sub-species of Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara duprezii.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • Three bird species are critically endangered: Makira moorhen (Gallinula silvestris), yellow-legged pigeon (Columba pallidiceps), and thick-billed ground-dove (Gallicolumba salamonis).

    Solomon Islands rain forests

  • Two endemic landbirds are found at Gough, the Gough moorhen (Gallinula comeri), which is found in fern bush vegetation areas and has also been introduced on Tristan, and the Gough finch (Rowettia goughensis).

    Tristan Da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands

  • The following birds utilize a variety of habitats, including eucalypt woodlands: a subspecies of wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi), Tasmanian native hen (Gallinula mortierii), Tasmanian thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii), and yellow wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa).

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • A race of the common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) may also be a threatened subspecies, depending on its origin.

    Yap tropical dry forests

  • The water-hen (_Gallinula chloropus_) is common on the lake at

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The white-breasted water-hen (_Gallinula phoenicura_) is a bird that must be familiar to all.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India


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