- 14.6–14.2 in
- 21.7 in
- 7.3–10.2 oz
- Talève violacée, Gallinule violacée (French)
- Gallineta morada (Spanish)
- The Purple Gallinue is essentially a tropical marshbird that just makes its way into the United States. But some go even farther afield. The Purple Gallinule, despite appearing to be an awkward flier, regularly turns up in northern states and southen Canada. It has even been found numerous times in Europe and South Africa.
Freshwater marshes with dense stands of floating vegetation.
Seeds, flowers, fruits, grains, ans some invertebrates.
- Egg Description
- Creamy white with small, irregular brown spots.
- Condition at Hatching
- Covered with black down, leave nest within one day. Fed by parents.
Bowl of grasses on floating mat of vegetation or attached to emergent vegetation.
- West, R. L., and G. K. Hess. 2002. Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica). In The Birds of North America, No. 626 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.