Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Purple Gallinule

This Floridian gallinule looks similar to its Californian cousin, the Common Gallinule, but more colorful.  On a recent visit to Florida, I asked my wife to show me a place where I can find purple gallinules.  She took me to a public park surrounded by homes and sure enough, there were purple gallinules feeding with the common white ibis. I assumed they would behave similar to the more secretive rail but they were actually pretty easy to find.   

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