Thursday, January 8, 2015

Purple Gallinule


This purple gallinule was feeding in the reeds and shrubs of Lake Trafford.


22 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Shiny!

Dianne said...

Oh! It's just gorgeous Jack ... beautiful colourings.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It never ceases to amaze me the colours birds come in :) nice work Jack.

EG CameraGirl said...

OKAY! Now I'm jealous! I've never seen a Purple Gallinule, only the common variety.

Birdman said...

THIS I have never seen. Amazing! Looks fake.

Sharon Anck said...

What a colorful bird. I don't think I've ever seen one like it.

Kate said...

What a terrific capture of this usual bird...so colorful!

Kate said...

It should read "unusual bird!!"

Lowell said...

I've photographed a lot of these birds over the years but never knew that name. How come you're so smart?

Karl Demetz said...

Such a gorgeous bird, see those fine colored feathers and the red beak !

VP said...

The most photogenic bird I have ever seen!

Sylvia K said...

A gorgeous, colorful bird indeed!! And what a terrific capture, Jack!! Awesome!! Hope you're getting ready for a fun weekend!! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

I've seen the common Gallinule before but never this purple beauty. Great catch, Jack!
I think you will like Colville's work.

Anita Davis said...

Oh wow, what a colorful bird. Wonderful shot by the way. Have a great day!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

One of these turned up in England once and caused quite a stir, though I think it may have escaped from a zoo or wildfowl collection. It's certainly an attractive bird though.

Taken For Granted said...

What a great looking bird. Never seen one before. Thank for this post.

William Kendall said...

What a beauty, Jack. I've never seen that bird before.

jennyfreckles said...

I do prefer that to the alligators! It couldn't be more colourful if it tried.

cieldequimper said...

I didn't even know of the existence of this beautiful bird wonderfully captured!

Kay said...

This bird is an absolute knockout! I haven't seen one before...or one anything like it. Gorgeous!! Are they common?

Michelle said...

Gorgeous and looks positively tropical.

Andy said...

Perfect photo perfect subject. He is so colourful.