Let me introduce you to a visitor from North and South America, the Purple gallinule. This 30 cm long bird has extremely long feet to be able to manage its habitat, fresh water ponds with plenty of plants such as grasses, in which it searches for food. The bird regularly visits our island Curaçao in the last months of the year, especially when plenty of rain makes sure there are several areas to find food and shelter.
The first thing you notice is the bright purplish blue color of the bird, paired with green and a red and yellow bill.
Purple Gallinule – Gaitu biña – Amerikaanse purperhoen.