Red-legged Partridge. It makes at least 14 calls; sound spectrograms of 12 are given. Moorhen definition, a common species of gallinule, Gallinule chloropus, of nearly worldwide distribution. Gray-brown back, wings, and tail. var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? rattling alarm call it has one which some say sounds like 'sweet pretty creature'. The English name 'moorhen' is slightly puzzling on first encounter. Research highlights The function of vocal mimicry is often a mystery, but our recent work shows that brown thornbills mimic different alarm calls in different contexts, and use mimicry to deceptive predators that are attacking their young: Igic, B. Short, white bars on flanks, white undertail with black stripe. Common Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with gray-brown back and slate-gray head, neck, breast, and belly. Dusky Moorhens feed on a variety of (mostly aquatic) plants and small animals. //
2020 moorhen alarm call