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Common Moorhen

The Common Moorhen, rarely seen in Northern Virginia, is a striking bird with a bright red and yellow bill that is about the size of a small duck. Moorhen's frequent habitats that are rapidly declining, such as marshes, and open swamps. In Virginia, the Common Moorhen is listed as a state species of special concern. Read more...

Photo: Kim Hosen, Pinckney Island NWR; March 11 2007