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Purple Gallinule

Porphyrio martinicus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Frank Lambert 2015-04-09 Cocodrilario de San Blas, Nayarit, Nayarit (Mexico) (20 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

351563
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) flight call -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Looped once

playback-used:no

257459
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Paul Marvin 2014-03-23 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) call, flight call -

numerous coots and frogs in background

a bird calls in flight and after landing

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173812
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Oscar Humberto Marín Gómez & Juan Pablo López 2012-07-21 Caño Orosi, Finca Candalayes, Vereda Candalayes, Trinidad, Casanare, Casanare (Colombia) (180 m) song -

Sabana, bajo.Reference: OHMJPL_B_000

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

244973
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) (alarm?) calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD

playback-used:no

257455
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Group of 5 agitated birds. Edited

playback-used:no

257454
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Guayas: Laguna El Canclón, Guayas & Santa Elena (Ecuador) (10 m) calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Single bird (on the nest?)

playback-used:no

257453
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Paul Marvin 2014-07-11 Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida, Palm Beach (United States) (10 m) flight call -

a couple of birds making short flights across marsh

juvenile Purple Swamphen in background

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

196258
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Peter Boesman 2002-07-23 Rio Grande area, Bolivar, Bolívar (Venezuela) (100 - 400 m) call -

ID certainty 100%. (Archiv. tape 151 side B track 36 seq. A)

228557
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Paul Marvin 2013-07-12 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) call, flight call -

both loud call series were in short flights

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

143690
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Edited

playback-used:no

257457
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Eric DeFonso 2014-03-10 Laguna Cartagena WR, Lajas, Lajas (Puerto Rico) (10 m) call -

Extended cut of various vocalizations including the guttural rail-like croak and many high-pitched whiny notes. Noise below 100Hz filtered. Habitat is wetland reserve amid dry tropical forest/agricultural area.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173689
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) alarm calls (?) -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Edited

playback-used:no

257456
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2018-11-16 Santa Rita do Novo Destino, Goiás, Chácara Jayrson, Goiás (Brazil) (500 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

443414
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Eric DeFonso 2011-11-20 Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Açu (REGUA), RJ, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (30 m) call -

Contact calls. Recorded from the footpaths around the large wetlands near the lodge.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

131146
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Dan Lane 2017-04-13 Pintail Loop, Cameron Prairie NWR, Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron (United States) (0 m) call -

Natural alarm vocalizations from a bird in freshwater marsh.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368538
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Manuel Grosselet 2015-07-29 Minatitlan, refineria de SAnta Alejandrina, Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico) (40 m) flight call -

wildtronics

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

264307
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Dan Lane 2017-04-13 Pintail Loop, Cameron Prairie NWR, Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron (United States) (0 m) call -

Natural vocalizations from at least two birds interacting in freshwater marsh at dawn. Note deep knocking sound after the decelerating cackle.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368526
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Dan Lane 2012-08-05 Lacassine NWR, Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron (United States) (10 m) call -

Natural single 'cluck' notes from an adult feeding small crabs to downy young in freshwater marsh.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

113925
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Bernabe Lopez-Lanus 12-01-01 Ceibas, Islas del Ibicuy, Entre Rios, Argentina (Argentina) (? m) song (B) - From Birds Sounds of Southern South America by Lopez-Lanus (2008) 51100
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) flight call -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Looped once

playback-used:no

257458
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica Rolf A. de By 2019-07-25 Pluto St, Paramaribo, Paramaribo (Suriname) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

516441
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Jim Holmes 2016-05-14 Chalkley Road, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Cameron (United States) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

316543
xeno-canto.org
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus Kent Livezey 2017-07-06 San Francisco Nature Reserve, Torti, Panamá and Panamá Oeste (Panama) (320 m) call -

Calls while walking on thin branches of a small tree over the water. Recording was normalized to -3 dB.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

378792
xeno-canto.org
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