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Porphyrio porphyrio


P. p. porphyrio is found in Iberia, France, Sardinia and North Africa to Tunisia. This bird is an invasive establishing itself throughout south Florida. A much larger bird than the native purple gallinule. .


Freshwater wetlands, in this case manmade freshwater wetland.


Invasive that is now established in south Florida.

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Mick G
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Mick G

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.53, Long: -80.11

Spotted on Mar 15, 2015
Submitted on Mar 15, 2015

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