Nests, Eggs & Baby Birds



"Common Moorhen"






"Baby Moorhen"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
"Moorhen and babies swimming"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
"Moorhen and babies swimming"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost
"Moorhen and babies swimming"
Photograph by

Snow W. Frost






Nest: ground; female builds: 1 brood per year. Platform nest of cattail stems, lined with grasses, placed on the ground or suspended in vetetation 4-6 inches high.

Eggs: 5-10

Incubation: 25-27 days; female incubates

Fledging: 60-70 days; female shows the young what to eat

Food: aquatic insects, grass, seeds





My personal notes...

These birds are so interesting to observe. They are like a chicken-duck. When I was feeding them...the male would take the food to the female, and then the female would take that food to the babies...nice to watch this process. They seem like a pleasant bird, but a bit timid around people. Constant movement makes it difficult to photograph these birds.





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