Moorhen  Adult
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 2nd February 2019 using  Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Figgate Park on 23rd January 2019 using  Nikon D500
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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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 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 12 September 2017 using  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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Juvenile
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 26th August 2015 using a Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 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.

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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: