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Moorhen - Tamar Lakes, Cornwall

Observed: 9th June 2013 By: Bollo58Bollo58’s reputation in BirdsBollo58’s reputation in BirdsBollo58’s reputation in BirdsBollo58’s reputation in BirdsBollo58’s reputation in Birds
Moorhen - Tamar Lakes, Cornwall
Moorhen on nest - Tamar Lakes, Cornwall
Description:

Spotted two birds, one hunkered down on nest in the reeds

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Moorhen

Note the red shield and yellow tip to the beak.

Moorhen are brood parasites in the same way as cuckoos, only they parasitise other moorhen, known as intraspecific brood parasitism.

Graham Banwell

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