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CLOSED: Is this a Greenshank?

bournemouth, United Kingdom

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

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

A young Moorhen ;-)

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


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bournemouth, United Kingdom

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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