Tuesday, 2 December 2008

More marvelous Moorhens

Two more shots of Moorhens to go along with my previous post "Laughing Moorhens"

The above two images are of British birds, taken at the Swiss Gardens, Beds, 2nd December 2008. Note the shape and size of the frontal shield. This birds shield is much smaller than the Brazilian and Madagascan individuals, and has a rounded top edge, very different from the square edge of the other birds. European birds also look smaller in stature with a bronzier sheen to their wings and flanks.

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