American Purple Gallinule

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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 …

Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)

(Glenn Smith) This afternoons Bird shot is from the Australian Botanical Gardens, Mount Annan, this little fella is called a Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris) tiny little one these are. Had a good day with the Camera today loads of bird shots and a few mushroom shots as well so all up a good day, if anyone is interested in some of the other shots form today you can see them and at the story of the shots over at my blog in the link below.

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