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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 many today, more than I've ever seen in the area. Always a treat to see.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 months ago

Nice series of photos

AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Florida, USA

Lat: 25.38, Long: -80.61

Spotted on Dec 21, 2018
Submitted on Dec 28, 2018

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