Moorhens are blackish with a red and yellow beak and long, green legs. Seen closer-up, they have a dark brown back and wings and a more bluish-black belly, with white stripes on the flanks.
What they eat:
Water plants, seeds, fruit, grasses, insects, snails, worms and small fish.
- UK breeding:
- 270,000 pairs
- UK wintering:
- 330,000 birds
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.