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Purple Gallinule On the Llanos at Hato Pinero Hato Pinero,Los Llanos,Porphyrio martinicus,Purple gallinule Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Love the depth of this scene, beautiful to see it blend into its habitat. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, it was a great place - poor Venezuela :-( Posted 2 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 NattyOne
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Uploaded Feb 12, 2020. Captured Aug 8, 2015 12:43.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/664s
  • ISO1250
  • 200mm