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Common moorhen with babies

Gallinula chloropus


the moorhen has dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red facial shield. The young are browner and lack the red shield. It has a wide range of gargling calls and will emit loud hisses when threatened. You can see the babies in the third to last pictures and hear the mother call in the video.


Lake in park (Auderghem, Brussels).

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The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Thanks, jheitor :-)

jheitor 10 years ago


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Auderghem - Oudergem, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale - Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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