The Life of Animals | Moorhen | These rails are Mostly brown and black with some white markings in plumage color. Moorhens can walk very well on strong legs, and have long toes That are well adapted to soft uneven surfaces. These birds are omnivorous taking plant material, small rodents, amphibians and eggs.
Moorhens, Sometimes Called marsh hens, are medium-sized water birds That are members of the rail family Rallidae. They constitute the genus Gallinula. They are close relatives of coots, and Because Of Their Apparently nervous behavior (frequently twitching tail, neck and grinding Their Backs) are Sometimes called "skitty coots".
A few species from the Australian region, separated in Tribonyx Sometimes, native-hens are Called. The native-hens differ Visually by shorter, Thicker and stubbier toes and bills, and longer tails That lack the white signal pattern of typical moorhens.