Moorhen  Adult
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9th June 2018 using a Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 



Taken at
Hogganfield Loch 26th December 2017 using a Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 5th January 2017 using a Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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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 Hogganfield Loch on 12 September 2017 using a Nikon D5200
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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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 26th August 2015 using a Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 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:
Food:

Plumage:



Length:
Nesting Period:
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: