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Moorhen

Observed: 1st January 2012 By: rustic_rangerrustic_ranger’s reputation in Birds
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chrisbrooks's picture

ID

A juvenile I think

ophrys's picture

Moorhen

Bushcraftmonkey

You ought to add the ID yourself, as you had it as Moorhen at the top. If you add it now, we can all agree with you...then you get the credit.

Strictly speaking, this is not a juvenile, as it is more advanced towards adult plumage. It has moulted out of its pure juvenile plumage. The beak is starting to colour up, for example.

Ian
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chrisbrooks's picture

Noted

Noted thanks, I was using the term juvenile in its broadest sense, as in not an adult but I take your valid point on board for future reference. Regards Chris.

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Thank you

Thanks guys!