Drakensberg Sun 2018: Photo Highlights

The Common Moorhen is a familiar site on dams, ponds and other quiet and well-vegetated bodies of water. The Moorhen has an almost world-wide distribution although there is some debates about the status of the species and sub-species found in different areas. In some countries the Moorhen is called a Swamp Chicken. The Common Moorhen can weigh up to 500 g with a length of 30 cm or more. They nest on the ground amongst vegetation and up to 8 eggs may be laid.

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