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Moorhen - nesting (Gallinula chloropus)
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Moorhen - nesting (Gallinula chloropus)

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The moorhen builds a nest on top of a raft. In general the female builds the nest whilst the male collects the twigs. Their eggs are smooth and glossy, greyish-white to green with reddish-brown or grey markings. They are about 43 mm by 31 mm. Both parents incubate the eggs and look after the nestlings. When newly hatched the chicks are fed in the nest for a couple of days before swimming with their parents.
1-3 clutches are produced a year.


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