Friday, February 6, 2015

Dusky Moorhen

A moor is a marshy area generally abounding in peat. An appropriate name for a moorhen. I was presently surprised to spot a family of Dusky moorhens (Gallinula tenebrosa ) , the adult taking a little one on a exploration trip. It was a beautiful experience to see the little chick take its baby steps and trying to emulate its mother. The bird is similar to the Purple moorhen found in India and when I first saw the bird from a distance, I even blurted out calling it Purple moorhen- until I remembered that I was in another continent.

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