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2008-03-12-Green-Cay

Another shot of the same Common Moorhen chick.

Within minutes/hours of being born, these chicks can walk and swim and even feed themselves on Duckweed.

But flying will have to wait as their wings, seen as stubs in this picture, have yet to develop.

Still, this bird is about as capable at birth as birds come.

2008 by Peter Schulz