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Gallinula chloropus (Common Moorhen)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the swamp chicken) is a bird species in the family Rallidae. It is distributed across many parts of the Old World. The common moorhen lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. The species is not found in the polar regions or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere it is likely the most common rail species, except for the Eurasian coot in some regions.
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Infraspecies

Gallinula chloropus barbadensis (Barbados gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus cachinnans (North American gallinule) (Attributes)
Gallinula chloropus cerceris (Antillean gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus chloropus (Eurasian moorhen) (Attributes)
Gallinula chloropus galeata (South American moorhen) (Attributes)
Gallinula chloropus garmani (Garman's gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus guami (Mariana Common Gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus meridionalis (Gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus orientalis (Seychelles moorhen)
Gallinula chloropus pauxilla (Lesser gallinule)
Gallinula chloropus pyrrhorrhoa (Madagascar moorhen)
Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis (Hawaiian Common Gallinule)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.19058
EDGE Score: 2.10298

Attributes

Clutch Size [4]  6
Clutches / Year [2]  2
Incubation [2]  19 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  19 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Wing Span [5]  20 inches (.52 m)
Adult Weight [2]  392 grams
Birth Weight [2]  11 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Fish [3]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Plants [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  20 %
Female Maturity [2]  1 year
Male Maturity [2]  1 year

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Range Map

Distribution

Cape Peninsula National Park; Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

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Attributes / relations provided by
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3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5British Trust for Ornithology
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7WINTER DIET OF THE GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE (AQUILA CLANGA) IN THE AMVRAKIKOS WETLANDS, GREECE, HARALAMBOS ALIVIZATOS, DIMITRIS PAPANDROPOULOS, STAMATIS ZOGARIS, J Raptor Res. 38(4):371-374
8Contribution to the study of the diet of four owl species (Aves, Strigiformes) from mainland and island areas of Greece, Haralambos Alivizatos, Vassilis Goutner and Stamatis Zogaris, Belg. J. Zool., 135 (2) : 109-118
9THE PARASITIC FAUNA AND THE FOOD HABITS OF THE WILD JUNGLE CAT FELIS CHAUS FURAX DE WINTON, 1898 IN IRAQ, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Bull. Iraq nat. Hist. Mus. (2008) 10(2): 65-78
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
11International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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