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Purple Gallinule

(Porphyrula martinica)

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Identification:

Striking mid-sized wading bird with bluish violet head, neck, and chest; green wings; red and yellow bill; light blue forehead; yellow legs; immature bird is light brown with greenish wings; to 40 cm (16 in). (Gallina de Agua, Gallareta Morada).

Habitat:

Aquatic habitats at low and middle elevations, Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; found in marshes and along lake and pond shores.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica), Costa Rica