AMERICAN PURPLE GALLINULE

(Porphyrio martinicus (7), Porphyrula martinica
 or Gallenula martinica)

Also known as Purple Gallinule

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Roberts VI / VII 225 / 223
Clements 2000 46.1140
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
42-113

 

 
A medium sized bird ( about 33 cm) found in southern USA to northern Argentina and Chile. It is a windblown vagrant to Southern Africa including a recent sighting in Southern Natal. It inhabits vegetated margins of estuaries, marshes and lagoons. It lives off insects, spiders, frogs and grass seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing American Purple Gallinule

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Antigua 1157 1090 1988 60c
Antigua 1453 1429 1990 $2
Antigua 2164ma   1995 $6
Bahamas 1250    2001 10c
Barbuda 0267 0266 1976 $2
Barbuda 1037 1049 1988 60c
Barbuda 1262 1289 1991 $2
Barbuda 1905ma   1997 $6
Bhutan 1413   1999 15n
Colombia 1424 1336 1977 5p
Colombia 1980 1913 1993 220p
Dominica 3127ma   2001 $5
El Salvador 2447  2130 1999 1 col
Grenadines of St Vincent 0124  0146 1978 80c
Grenada 1766  1748 1988 90c
Liberia   2281 1999 70c
Micronesia 1171   2001 $2.10
St Vincent 2898mb Bl 288 1995 $6
Surinam 1248 1146 1985 1g
Surinam D 1330   1987 1g
Tristan da Cunha 0488 0483 1989 35p
Turks & Caicos 1332 1249 1995 35c