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Moorhen - feet
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Moorhen - feet

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Moorhens, like all birds of the gallinule family have large feet. The long toes help to spread the weight of their relatively large bodies as they walk across pond lillies and other aquatic vegetation. This is needed as they site their nests beside or on water.

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