Common Moorhen Family in Grand Case

The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the rail family that is easily seen on the island. Pairs are often nesting in the Grand Case salt pond, and of all the birds on the salt pond they seem the least disturbed by humans. While the chicks are black with a big bald patch on the top of their head, the fledgelings are brown, but otherwise mostly resemble their parents. (One iguana made it into the photos, as they usually do.)

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