Author 'Gontrand62' (Id 160255 ) : Brrr Frisque made this morning: The moorhen has a slate-black plumage. The upper parts are brown. You can see a white stripe on the sides, and median coverts are white. The sharp beak is red with yellow tip, and extends to the front with a red face plate. The eyes are dark red. Legs and long fingers are green. Both sexes are similar, with the male slightly larger. The juvenile is brown with the throat and abdomen lighter. It has white stripes on the flanks buff. The bill and legs are dark. The chick is covered with black down, and he has red bill with black tip.