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American Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus


A medium-sized rail, measuring 26–37 cm in length, The adults have big yellow feets, purple-blue plumage with a green back, and red and yellow bill. It has a pale blue forehead shield and white undertail.



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Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 6, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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