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

Purple Gallinule (Unique ID: 518)
Purple Gallinule
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Species: Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)
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: November 24, 2005
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 0.0

Notes: The colors of a Purple Gallinule are absolutely amazing in the right light. They also have incredibly large feet for walking on and grasping various water plants.


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