Watercolor paintings of California's birds and wildlife by René C. Reyes.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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.