IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
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A beautifully colored bird of southern and tropical wetlands, the Purple Gallinule can be see walking on top of floating vegetation or clambering through dense shrubs. Its extremely long toes help it walk on lily pads without sinking.
Freshwater marshes with dense stands of floating vegetation.
Seeds, flowers, fruits, grains, ans some invertebrates.
Bowl of grasses on floating mat of vegetation or attached to emergent vegetation.
The 2014 State of the Birds Report listed Purple Gallinule as a Common Bird in Steep Decline.
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