Moorhen chick Gallinula chloropus

Moorhen chick Common Moorhen chick
Moorhen chick The bird is usually referred to as a Moorhen, whether male, female or young. The words Moorcock and Moorchick are not used.
Moorhen chick The chick has a blue and red head, long (for its size) black legs and a red beak with yellow tip similar to the adult (and unlike the juvenile).
Moorhen with chick
Moorhen with chick Mother Moorhen with chick
Bald as a coot Maureen gave the thumbs down to her new friend - "bald as a coot".
Moorhen chicks in nest Chicks in nest (Photo by Lawrence Bard)
Moorhen on nest Moorhen on nest
Moorhens on Coots' nest The nest is usually built in undergrowth on land (see above left) beside water, not in water like Coots' nests (this is probably an old Coots' nest).
Moorhen with chicks
Moorhen feeding chick
Moorhen with chick
More of parent and chick
Moorhen chick
Moorhen chicks
Moorhen chick on waterlily
More Moorhen chicks
Moorhen juvenile
Moorhen juvenile
Moorhen juvenile
First stage of Moorhen juvenile with grey plumage, grey legs and still with yellow-tipped beak.
Juvenile Moorhen
Juvenile Moorhen
Juvenile Moorhen
The older juvenile Moorhen (above) looks less like the adult than the chick does, with mid-brown plumage and a brown beak; however, it has the yellow legs and white under-tail feathers of the adult.
Juvenile Moorhen
Juvenile Moorhen Face shield developing
Juvenile Moorhen