Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinica

ML168818131


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Karen & Tom Beatty
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eBird Checklist S58290052
PUGA SPOT
Currituck, North Carolina, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.5036, -75.9542 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

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Observation details

Two adults and four chicks. Observed in what I believe to be the regular place they are seen by the team doing the king rail study. Stunning purple birds with red bills and large yellow feet. The adults would come out from the cattail area to feed. One ran to chase away BTGR and we finally were able to figure out why when we saw one young black chick in a thin line of cattails and the other three were closer to where the cattails were thicker. The birds were never vocal but MANY pictures were obtained by Tom and Ruben Rohn. Please look at descriptions by posted photos. Tom was not able to capture both adults birds in one shot as they stayed a distance apart. I would l ike to think more chicks are there and each parent is keeping an eye out.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/9.0
Focal length
560 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
507KB
Dimensions
2031 x 1478

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