American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) - HBW 3, p. 198
French: Talève violacée
Spanish: Calamoncillo Americano
Other common names: Purple Gallinule(!)
Taxonomy: Fulica martinica Linnaeus, 1766, Martinique, West Indies.
Sometimes placed in Gallinula or Porphyrula. Forms superspecies with P. alleni. Monotypic.
Distribution: Interior E USA; Pacific coast from Nayarit and Atlantic coast from Maryland and Delaware, S through SE USA, Central America, West Indies and N & C South America S to S Peru and N Argentina. N populations winter S from Texas and Florida.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 37 videos
An adult foraging on a small pond. Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 5 August 2005 6 years ago 31 sec 4
An immature flying to higher vegetation and moving carefully Locality Amazonia Lodge, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2005 7 years ago 46 sec 3.9
An adult on a branch moved by the wind Locality Najasa, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 21 sec 3.9
A juvenile foraging in a wetland Locality Guapi Açu Ecological Reserve (REGUA), Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 July 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 3.8
An albino bird Locality Dr Alvarenga's private collection, Taubaté, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 January 2005 6 years ago 8 sec 3.8
An adult perched in a tree Locality Najasa, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 38 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 34 photos
on a floating trunk
Locality Nilo, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 17 October 2010 2 years ago 3.3
An adult in a lake.
Locality Guarapari, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
Joselito Nardy Ribeiro 6 April 2012 1 year ago 3.3
Bird on the vegetation on water.
Locality Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 19 March 2013 9 weeks ago 3.3
Individual adult male.
Locality Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Bruno Salaroli 12 July 2008 1 year ago 3.2
A bird showing its long toes.
Locality Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 16 May 1993 20 weeks ago 3
Seen skipping across Lily Pads on a Dominican lake
Locality Dominican Republic
jon smith una nos lucror 7 March 2011 2 years ago 3
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