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Purple Gallinule on the edge of the laguna Costa Rica,Porphyrio martinicus,Purple gallinule,maquenque lodge Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Feet so large you stand on your own feet :) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes amazing but no one said it would be easy walking on water!! 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 Mar 15, 2020. Captured Aug 7, 2018 20:15.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/332s
  • ISO1250
  • 116mm