Makira Moorhens aka Makira Woodhen- Gallinula silvestris - dark-plumaged moorhens found in the Solomon Islands

Makira Moorhens
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The Makira Moorhen (Gallinula silvestris) - also commonly referred to as the Makira Woodhen - is a rail that is native to Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. These moorhens measure about 26 cm in length and weigh about 450 g. Males are entirely plain plumaged, with a dark bluish slate color to the head, neck and chest; a brownish-blackish chin and face. The scapulars, wing-coverts and secondaries wing feathers are brown-black.


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