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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".

This is a medium-sized rail, measuring 26–37 cm in length, spanning 50–61 cm across the wings and weighing 141–305 g . Males, averaging 257 g in mass, are slightly larger than females, at 215 g on average. The adult purple gallinule has big yellow.. more

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Feb 7, 2019. Captured Jan 30, 2019 11:32 in Anhinga Trail, Homestead, FL 33030, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm