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Taxonomy: Order Gruiformes >> Family Rallidae >> Genus Porphyrio

Purple Gallinule (Unique ID: 1161)
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Species: Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)
Location: Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: January 7, 2006
Equipment: and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 8.2

Notes: Few birds are more colorful than an adult Purple Gallinule. These wetland specialists are often seen walking effortlessly across floating vegetation as they forage for a tasty morsel.


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