Short note - First record of Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus laying in a Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus nest

Awatif Talbi, Farrah Samraoui, Laid Touati, Boudjema Samraoui, Corrado Battisti



Abstract:

We discuss the possible mechanisms explaining the potential brood parasitism between Little Bittern and Common Moorhen by reporting the first case worldwide of a Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus laying on a nest of Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus recorded at Boussedra Pond (Algeria, Northern Africa). In this regard we review the cases of possible brood parasitism between Little Bittern and Common Moorhen.