Moorhen
Taken at  Hogganfield Loch on 17th June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Moorhen

Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 30th November 2019 using  Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 1st February 2019 using  Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Figgate Park on 23rd January 2019 using  Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens Fact File

Hatchling
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 12th May 2017 using a Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Figgate Park on 23rd January 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 13th November  2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juveniles
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 27th September 2013 using a Nikon D40X with Nikon 300 mm lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at James Hamilton Heritage Park on 9th October 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Lunch
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9
th June 2018 using a Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Moorhen.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Gallinula chloropus.
Gruiformes.
Rallidae.
Skitty Coot, Marsh Hen, River Chicken.

Site Of Nest:
Materials:
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Length:
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Eggs:
Among vegetation in the water.
Vegetation and twigs.
Leaves, seeds, berries, worms, snails and fish, and also other birds' eggs.
Mostly black with brownish underparts with a white line across the flank. The forehead and bill are red with a yellow tip on the bill. A relative of the Coot,they are sometimes mistaken for the Coot, hence Skitty Coot.
30-35 cm.
Late March. Clutches: 1-3
2-21. Greyish-white to green with reddish-brown or grey markings.

Voice: