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Purple gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus

Description:

This is a medium-sized rail, measuring 26–37 cm (10–15 in) in length, spanning 50–61 cm (20–24 in) across the wings and weighing 141–305 g (5.0–10.8 oz).[3][4] Males, averaging 257 g (9.1 oz) in mass, are slightly larger than females, at 215 g (7.6 oz) on average.[5] The adult purple gallinule has big yellow feet, purple-blue plumage with a green back, and red and yellow bill. It has a pale blue forehead shield and white undertail.

Habitat:

Freshwater Wetlands, in this case a man made freshwater wetland.


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Florida, USA

Lat: 26.53, Long: -80.11

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

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