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 …

Spanish Wildlife Kingfisher

This is the first of a series of shorts about spanish wildlife. Just image and sound, 90 seconds into our natural world.
Featuring: The European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
We spent several days with this female trying to document its amazing hunting skills. It was really a pleasure to work with such cooperative individual.
Photography: Alberto Saiz & Nacho Ruiz
Editon: Nacho Ruiz
Postproduction: Alberto Saiz
Shot on the Red Epic.
Special thanks to Paco Segarra & César Pastor.
Produced by NaturaHD Films for Fundación Aquae.

WILDLIFE IN 90 SECONDS:The European Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) from NaturaHD Films on Vimeo.

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