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Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus ORDER: GRUIFORMES FAMILY: RALLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Purple Gallinule Photo

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.

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Calls

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  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cackling or clucking, and guttural notes.

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