Image name: PurpleGallinule1

Purple Gallinule, Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida

This colorful bird with oversized feet is commonly seen in South Florida marshes. Those feet enable gallinules to walk on lily pads and other aquatic vegetation without sinking while they forage. However, in this photograph he is using them to help maintain balance so he can grab a flower stalk and snack on its flowers.