Purple Gallinule


  • Title:  Purple Gallinule
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  • Added:  Jun 11, 2022
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  • Filesize:  7.38MB
  • Pixels:  4526x3017
  • Description:  Lurking in the marshes of the extreme southeastern U.S. lives one of the most vividly colored birds in all of North America. Purple Gallinules combine cherry red, sky blue, moss green, aquamarine, indigo, violet, and school-bus yellow, a color palette that blends surprisingly well with tropical and subtropical wetlands. Watch for these long-legged, long-toed birds stepping gingerly across water lilies and other floating vegetation as they hunt frogs and invertebrates or pick at tubers. Purple Gallinules are remarkable fliers and turn up far out of their normal range, surprisingly often. They’ve even shown up in Iceland, Switzerland, South Georgia island, the Galápagos, and South Africa. A recent study noted that these may not be mere accidents: years with severe drought in the gallinule’s core range tended to produce more so-called vagrants in autumn and winter. In other words, these wanderers may not be lost but perhaps seeking places to feed because their usual haunts do not have adequate food.
  • Owner:  Kirk Englehardt
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License: Royalty Free

Resolution: 4526 x 3017 px ( 15.1" x 10.1" @ 300 dpi )


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  • Date Created: 2022-06-10 00:00:00