106. Gallinula chloropus

106. Gallinula chloropus.

THE MOORHEN.

Chloropus=green-footed, Godhan, Behar; Jumbu Kodi (Telugu); Jal murghi, Bengal.

Male 13". Female 12". Legs green, with orange garter. Mid toe and claw 2.95". Bill red, tip yellow. Head grey. Above olive. Beneath grey. Chin and abdomen speckled white. Flanks streaked white. Under-tail white, with black feathers superposed. Edge of bastard wing white. Outer web of first primary white. Found throughout the greater part of Europe, Africa, and Asia, including India, Ceylon, and Burma. Five to nine eggs (1.62 x 1.21), drab, spotted red Young leave the nest as soon as hatched. (J. 905. B. 1402.)

Also G. lepida. Species undetermined.

G. tenebrosa. 14 1/2", From E. and S. Australia and S. New Guinea.
G. frontata. 14". From Australia, New Guinea, Moluccas, Celebes, and Borneo.
G. galeata, 14", from greater part of New World; and one subspecies from Sandwich Islands.
G. angulata, 9", from Africa; and two extinct Gallinules from Queensland.

Also the genus Porphyriornis. Two species, with fringe to toes nearly obsolete, and wing feeble. P. nesiotis, 10", from Tristan d'Acunha; and P. comori, 11", from Gough Island. Mid toe and claw 2.7".

Also the genus Porphyriops. One species, with frontal shield pointed posteriorly. Mid toe and claw 2.4". P. melanops, 9", from S. America (B. M. Cat., xxiii. 166-182).

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
106. Gallinula chloropus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
106
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
129
Common name: 
Moorhen
M_ID: 
3734
M_CN: 
Common Moorhen
M_SN: 
Gallinula chloropus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12810

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