American Purple Gallinule

Well, just like the Turaco, the American purple gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus), has an exceptional color combination of a red beak, blue body, green wings and yellow legs. They’re in the order Gruiformes, which means "crane-like", and within the order there are cranes, rails, and crakes. Thus, the purple gallinule is a rail species which places them into the family, Rallidae. The purple gallinule is a swamphen since it has the genus Porphyrio. The yellow-legged porphyria is found in the southeastern states of the United States during the breeding season. They are resident’s species in southern Florida, Gulf and Pacific coast of Mexico, parts of Central America, and Caribbean. This is medium size colorful bird reaches a length of 26-37cm in length while spanning 50-61cm across the wings. The captivating bird weighing is 141-305 g. Moreover, the wingspan that helps in to glide up for short periods of time with its legs dangling under its body. They are able to fly when they …

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet-- Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve,Depew NY. This preserve is one of my favorite places to get away and is only about 10 minutes from home . It is nestled in the middle of suburbia outside Buffalo NY.There are numerous ponds which attract a great selection of duck/shorebird species and is home to 3 owl species. Also a great place to bird during the spring and fall migrations where you never know what will show up. This GC Kinglet was taken this past weekend where 2hrs were spent in a little grove of conifers  following these little hyperactive gems waiting for them to come down to eye level . Almost 200 frames were shot and I managed about 6 great photos. Source: Tim Mclntyre Birdnerd 

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