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Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Observed: 4th March 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in BirdsThistle’s reputation in BirdsThistle’s reputation in BirdsThistle’s reputation in Birds
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Description:

On the Esk in Musselburgh. A rather dull looking bird until you see its bill. Huge feet for a smallish bird.

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rachelmayer's picture

re feet . . the

re feet . . the disproportion is even more pronounced in the chicks - mere balls of fluff on huge feet !

Rachel

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Like many animals ...

... they grow into them. Moorhens just seem to grow into them less well!

Ian