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Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinica


freshwater marshes, mostly places that hold water year-round and that have sedges, grasses, and rushes and especially also dense stands of emergent floating vegetation such as American lotus, water shield, spatterdock, pickerel weed, arrowhead, water pennywort, and various water lilies.


There were quite a few out this morning (6-7) and were very energetic foraging and loudly chasing each other around.

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Homestead, Florida, United States

Spotted on Dec 21, 2020
Submitted on Dec 31, 2020

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