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United Kingdom

September 17, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9662296

Seen in France recently. Very green legs! The beak looks rather short but I wondered if it's a juvenile.

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United Kingdom
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September 17, 2013
4:37 PM

Post #9662658

A young Moorhen ;-)

Here's a Greenshank for comparison, note the very different, much lankier shape:


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United Kingdom

September 18, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9663123

OK, thanks. I didn't realise that Moorhen have such green legs. I've seen very young moorhen chicks when they are mostly black but didn't know that they went through this stage with so much white.

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