monaco eye birds

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica
© Robert P - monacoeye • Everglades

Bird name: Purple Gallinule
Latin: Porphyrio martinica
Other: American Purple Gallinule • Frango d’água-azul (Br)
Family: Rallidae - Rails, Swamphens
Range: Americas
Similar: Common Gallinule

Thanks to Bob for sending the above photo of an American Purple Gallinule seen in the Everglades in Florida.

Further, below, a couple of juveniles seen on the banks of the Chagres River in Central Panama. Also Regua, Brazil.

Not technically in the Gallinule family.

Purple Gallinule in flight, Regua, RJ, Brazil, September.
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