The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) has a bill that reminds me so much of Candy Corn. On our latest trip to Viera Wetlands, Dan was able to capture this adult with his camera. We showed you the young one with big feet in Big Feet on July 5th.
Here are some more photos taken previously:
Baby Moorhen with Big Feet above and Adult Common Moorhen below with big feet
Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20 NKJV)
Back to the Candy Corn beak:
Fact from All About Birds:
- Newly hatched Common Gallinule chicks have spurs on their wings that help them climb into the nest or grab onto vegetation.