Three rare species of water birds noted by the experts HPBW “Mospeada” in the territory prirodno-historical Park “Kuzminki-LJUBLINO”. With daily crawling on the Kuzminsky ponds they found coots, shoveler and moorhen. They are all listed in the Red book of Moscow.

the Shoveler, named for the large beak, belongs to the family Anatidae. Moorhens (water hens) and coots belong to the family rails. A common feature of members of this family four long fingers on strong legs, which allow birds to move around floating plants and swamps. Find the moorhen can be black-brown colouring, red beak with yellow tip and the mark of the same color underneath. Coots distinguished by the black color and white mark on his forehead and a bright beak.

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As noted by the workers Mospeada, moorhen in recent years have nested in natural-historical parks “Kuzminki-Lublin”, “Moskvoretsky”, “Kosinski”, “Ostankino” and to the proposed faunal reserve “Long ponds”. And shoveler and coot on natural territories of Moscow are now very rare and almost do not nest. These birds require large ponds with natural banks overgrown with reed and cattail, reed Islands on the water and the lack of people.

Now the natural area are closed to visitors because of the isolation regime imposed in the capital. It has allowed rare birds to feel more comfortable and to stay in the Park. Experts will continue to monitor the representatives of the red book of Moscow.