ASTONISHING, is the colour for real?
17 Sep 2007 11:16am
@Dimitrios: Yes, it is an American Purple Gallinule (or a "purple swamp hen").
From a description of it, "This medium-sized rail is unmistakable, with its huge yellow feet, purple-blue plumage with a green back, and red and yellow bill. It has a pale blue forehead shield and white undertail."
17 Sep 2007 11:38am
17 Sep 2007 2:35pm
This is beautiful! Did you take it around here? I don't think I would forget seeing a bird like that, but this doesn't look familiar.
17 Sep 2007 3:01pm
@Martin: I took it at Brazos Bend. I don't think they are super common - mostly you see the black moorhen version.
17 Sep 2007 10:37pm
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