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Purple Gallinule

Talève violacée

Porphyrio martinicus

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Purple Gallinule

B L W W W Family Latin Name
13" 33cm 22" 55.8cm 8 oz 226.8g Rallidae Porphyrio martinicus

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Purple Gallinule range

The Purple Gallinule is a very colourful rail-type bird. When it is in its breeding plumage, the colours range from deep purple, blue, yellow and red. This gallinule can be seen in the reed beds in Florida. It has the ability to swim on the water, walk across soft bottom ponds, walk of the plant life growing on the water surface, or climb and perch on reed stocks. It is seen throughout the Caribbean islands and it is a native bird of Cuba.

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