Common Moorhen
Tuas South
20 Oct 2022 to 05 Nov 2022


General details
Species
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Record ID 10326
Date range 20 Oct 2022 to 05 Nov 2022
Location Tuas South
Count 1 individual
Age Adult
Date added 20 Oct 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results This record was not put through an explicit vote, but the SBRC has evaluated and verified the record.
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

Descriptions
Identification
Large for a rail/crake, mainly black plumage with white undertail coverts and white streaks on flanks, short red bill with a yellow tip.
Habitat/behaviour
Marshy ground on reclaimed land with patches of dense scrub and some open water. Favoured the edge of vegetated areas but was relaxed feeding in the open.
Viewing conditions
Good afternoon light, middle distance but 50 x scope available.
Observer's experience
Many seen - common in the UK where I grew up.
Observer's experience w/similar species
Most moorhens and similar species worldwide.