Purple gallinule Porphyrula martinica

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In good light, adult is unmistakable, but can be distinguished from adult Common Moorhen by pale forehead shield and lack of white flank stripe. Immature could be confused with immature Common Moorhen but is much paler, especially about the head, and lacks the white flank stripe.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.