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Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus


The purple gallinule is a swamphen in the genus Porphyrio. It is in the order Gruiformes, meaning "crane-like", an order which also contains cranes, rails, and crakes. The purple gallinule is a rail species, placing it into the family Rallidae. It is also known locally as the yellow-legged gallinule.


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James McNair
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James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2020
Submitted on Jan 2, 2020

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