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I'm trying to identify a baby bird that i saw in a pond in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Unfortunately i did not see any parents!
Any help is appreciated.
It looks like the chick of a Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) or Coot (Fulica atra), probably the former. Both species are common on ponds.
it's a chick of Common Moorhen. Shape and color of the bill allow to tell it apart from the coot's one.
Also the behaviour can help: the moorhen often walks on floating vegetation whereas the coots prefer to swim.
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