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Purple Gallinule
Porphyrula martinica
The Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) occurs in fresh water marshes in the southeastern United States and parts of Mexico. Its extremely long toes allow it to walk across floating vegetation with ease. The first photo here shows a Purple Gallinule in Kenedy Co., Texas, in June 2000. It was photographed with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 600mm F/4 L lens with a 1.4X extender on Fuji Velvia. The next shot was taken at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in April, 1999, with a Canon EOS 1N and the same lens and film as above.
The two Purple Gallinules shown here are just about to mate. This shot was taken in April, 1993, at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, with a Canon T-90 and FD 400mm F/4.5 lens on Kodachrome 200.
On the right is a shot of a juvenile Purple Gallinule in September, 1994, at Anahuac N.W.R. This image was taken with the same gear as the shot above.
The following 11 shots of Purple Gallinule were taken at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in June, 2008,with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens.
In the next 5 images a Purple Gallinule is feasting on cattail.
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
immature
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
21 September 2015
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
adult
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
18 April 2016
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
1 October 2016
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
1 October 2016
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinica
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
1 October 2016