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Purple Gallinule                                 Porphyrio martinicus,Purple gallinule Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

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  1. Great shot! Where did you take this? Posted 7 years ago

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The purple gallinule is a "swamp hen" in the rail family, Rallidae. Also known locally as the yellow-legged gallinule. The genus name ''Porphyrio'' is the Latin for "swamphen", and ''martinica'' is "of Martinique".

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Mar 1, 2015. Captured Nov 13, 2014 17:54.
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • f/5.6
  • 1/159s
  • ISO800
  • 45.92mm