Order: Gruiformes | Family: Rallidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown Loc. Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dio, Peru
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Brazil
Status: The Purple Gallinule is uncommon in Amazonia where it is generally found at the edges of oxbow lakes. It is also a vagrant species in the coastal lowlands, but mostly juveniles. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Polla de Agua Morada.
Sub-species: Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus) Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Porphyrio: Gr. porphurion, porphyrio= marsh hen. martinicus: L. concerning the island of Martinique in the Caribbean.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.