2014/07/19

Common Moorhen vs Eurasian Coot

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The entire family of the Common Moorhen, 2 adults and 6 juveniles hatched in a weeks time.





Rörhöna - Gallinula chloropus - Common Moorhen
Sothöna - Fulica atra  - Eurasian Coot, 
© NF Photo 140715, Östra Vingåker

The Common Moorhen family share the same area with a Eurasian Coot family. As soon as the last of the Moorhen hatchling was hatched there was trouble between the two adults of both species. But it did not seem like anybody was hurt though.

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16 comments:

  1. Yes, they are fiercely territorial.

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  2. Both are really quite feisty. Nice post.

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  3. Det ser ut att vara slagsmål på gång.

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  4. Looks like quite a battle!

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  5. Härliga bilder....

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  6. Great shots, the Moorhen is an attractive bird!

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  7. Awwww, new families everywhere this time of year...great shots as always. And again, Thanks for linking up this weekend!!

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  8. I know breeding waterfowl can be very cranky. I am glad nobody was hurt and these are sweet photos..Michelle

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  9. Oh my goodness. I wonder what started that!

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