Common Moorhens are related to Purple Gallinules and American Coots. They are sometimes called Common Gallinules. This one is in breeding plumage with a bright red and yellow beak. It is foraging for food. They pick insects from the bottom and from water plants. They are a swamp or wetland. bird. I once saw one on the north end of The New Meadows River in North Bath, Maine. They are reported every year in southern Maine. - Robin Robinson Maine
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