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purple gallinule

porphyrio martinica


bright purple, blue, and green birds of the rail family. these two gallinules were feeding off of fire flag seeds and it was quite interesting to see them climb 6 feet up on this little tiny brach and still get to the top. they were very elusive for awhile and were underneath the fire flag brush with some sora. later they decided that people were not a danger and climbed up 3 feet away from the boardwalk for a photo shoot.


like most rails they prefer fresh water marsh.

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Easton Hamer
Easton Hamer 7 years ago

Awesome pics like all of yours.

gorgeous series Jamie,amazing collours and perfect spotting,last photo is stunning,congrats and thanks for sharing

Beautiful bird!! Great pictures!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice series!

Hema 7 years ago

lovely bird and pictures.

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thanks always love seeing these guys!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Wow!!!Sooo beautiful!!!

staccyh 7 years ago

beautiful photos!!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago


Jopy 7 years ago

very nice :)

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thank you marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautifully colored!

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Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
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