Heads up: this taxon concept is inactive. It has been replaced by Porphyrio martinicus. View taxonomic changes

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All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Porphyrio martinica
    • Porphyrio martinicus
    • Porphyrula martinica
  • English
    • American Purple Gallinule
    • Purple Gallinule
    • American Purple Swamphen

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Recent observations

No one's observed an American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica [inactive]) .
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Description from Wikipedia

The Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus) is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. Also known locally as the Yellow-legged Gallinule.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.