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.
01 September 2012 20:40
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Florida 2009
Bird name: Boat Tailed Grackle
Latin: Quiscalus major
Other: Boat-tailed Grackle
Family: Icteridae • Grackles
Range: USA - southeast coast, esp Florida.
Similar: Great-tailed Grackle, Common Grackle
The Boat-tailed Grackle, seen here in Florida, has a particular fondness for car-parks (see photo below in “more photos”). It lives in Florida and along the coast to the north and west. Many thanks to Alexia for sending in these great photos.More photos...