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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Boat Tailed Grackle

Boat Tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Florida 2009

Bird name: Boat Tailed Grackle
Latin: Quiscalus major
Other: Boat-tailed Grackle
Family: IcteridaeGrackles
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...