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 38 videos
A bird picking up a snail, carrying it and leaving it behind, maybe it was empty, then foraging under leaves. Locality Laguna de Sonso Natural Reserve, Buga, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Pere Sugranyes 20 July 2011 2 years ago 34 sec 4
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 6 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
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Lateral view of adult bird walking on aquatic vegetation
Locality Ciénaga de Moturo, Falcón State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Mikko Pyhälä 7 March 2011 2 years ago 3.5
Bird in the Lagoon Yarinacoccha
Locality Yarinacocha Lagoon, Pucallpa, Ucayali Department, Peru
Josef Widmer 8 April 2011 39 weeks ago 3.4
Individual in the wetland.
Locality Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Miriam Bauman 11 February 2011 2 years ago 3.3
on a floating trunk
Locality Nilo, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 17 October 2010 3 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
Individual adult male.
Locality Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Bruno Salaroli 12 July 2008 1 year ago 3.2
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