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Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): American Purple Gallinule
Old scientific name(s): Porphyrio martinicus, Porphyrio martinicus, Gallinula martinica, Porphyrula martinica


Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  USA - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset  Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset  Gamboa, Panama - Dec, 2002 © Bill Hatch 
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Se. North America through Central America, the West Indies and South America;
Se. United States from w. Tennessee, c. Ohio, Maryland and Delaware to coastal Gulf of Mexico s. through Mexico s. from Tamaulipas on the Gulf slope and s. from Nayarit on the Pacific slope extending inland in s. Guanajuato and n. Michoacan e. to Chiapas and Quintana Roo through Central America in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama extending into lower highlands in w. Chiriqui and Coiba Is., West Indies in the Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico (Cartagena Lagoon) and Lesser Antilles s. of Guadeloupe including Curacao and Aruba, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, Ecuador, s. Peru, Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina and Jacobina), Bolivia (Cochabamba, Beni, La Paz, and Santa Cruz), Paraguay, Uruguay, n. Argentina (Jujuy, Tucuman, Santiago del Estero, ne. Cordoba, Misiones, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, and ex. n. Buenos Aires) and n. Chile. ___________________________________________________________________________________
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer: e. TEX, ex. se. OKA, ex. sw. and se. ARK, LOU, s. MIS, s. ALA, s. GEO, FLA, and e. SCA;
Winter: few birds remain s. of c. FLA.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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