Species: Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nomenclature
Scientific name Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   
English name moorhen, common moorhen
French name gallinule poule-d'eau, poule d'eau
Dutch name waterhoen
German name Teichhuhn

Illustrations and Birdsongs

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Protection status and Red List
Flanders
red list: No threat
Brussels
red list: No threat
Wallonia
red list: Near threatened
Belgium
red list: No threat
Europe
red list: No threat
World
IUCN Red List: LC (ver. 3.1, 2009)

Distribution
Flanders indigenous (1a)
Brussels indigenous (1a)
Wallonia indigenous (1a)
Habitat freshwater / terrestrial
Reference De Smet et al. 2006. Lijst van de Belgische vogels
Expert Jan Stevens
Map Belgian Data Portal (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be