purple swamphen vs purple gallinule
And, yes, except for the coot part, that is identical to Porphyrio martinicus with all the caveats listed above. Upon further review, as they like to say in the NFL, it's clearly something else, given the red forehead shield, red legs, ground-hugging habit — and overly large body. Photo about Purple Swamphen or Purple Gallinule, porphyrio porphyrio, Adult standing in Water. At first glance, it looks like a giant, mutant purple gallinule . A very large bluish-purple gallinule with a red bill and forehead shield and red legs and feet with long toes. It is also called a purple swamphen, even though, as noted, that includes the males. It is mainly dusky black above, with a broad dark blue collar, and dark blue to purple below. The bill is red and robust, and the legs and feet orange-red. The tail is flicked up often, revealing fluffy white “underpants.” Juveniles are duller than adults and lack the red bill and shield. A common inhabitant of marshy, vegetated freshwater bodies such as swamps, rivers, and lakes; usually in small groups. According to Wikipedia, it is also called in various places "Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot." Related to Florida’s native Common Gallinule, Purple Gallinule, and American Coot, the bigger, bulkier Swamphen looks superficially like a Purple Gallinule on massive doses of steroids. Purple Swamphen or Purple Gallinule, porphyrio porphyrio, Adult entering Water PH - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock Purple swamphen, photographed at Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, in January 2017. The western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a swamphen in the rail family Rallidae, one of the six species of purple swamphen.From the French name talève sultane, it is also known as the sultana bird.This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily recognisable in its native range. Similar looking birds to Common Gallinule: American Coot Adult, American Coot Juvenile, Purple Gallinule Adult, Purple Gallinule Juvenile As the Purple Swamphen walks, it flicks its tail up and down, revealing its white undertail. Image of asia, adult, rallidae - 194358793 The Purple Swamphen is a large rail.