31 March 2013 10:56
© Robert P - monacoeye • Everglades
Bird name: Purple Gallinule
Latin: Porphyrio martinica
Other: American Purple Gallinule • Frango d’água-azul (Br)
Family: Rallidae - Rails, Swamphens
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.