Monday, March 7, 2011

Puple Gallinule

The Purple Gallinule is about the size of a chicken and brightly colored and likes freshwater with lilies, pickerel weed and other vegetation.
It lays 6-8 pinkish eggs with dark spots on a clump of grass or over the water.
The Purple Gallinule lives in Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
(You can see it's large feet.)
As the Purple Gallinule swim or flies it will jerk its head from side to side. When in the water it walks on the lily pads. The Purple Gallinule doesn't fly at an extremely fast pace but it has been seen as far as California, Southern Canada, Bermuda and South Africa.

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