Definition of Purple gallinule

1. Noun. Gallinules with showy purplish plumage.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Gallinule

purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover
purple coral
purple corals
purple cress
purple drank
purple dye murex
purple dye murices
purple emperor
purple emperors
purple finch
purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gallinule (current term)
purple gas
purple grackle
purple granadillo
purple ground cherry
purple hairstreak
purple hairstreaks
purple haze
purple heart
purple heather
purple heron
purple herons
purple loco
purple locoweed
purple loosestrife

Literary usage of Purple gallinule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Campion (of Detroit) also says that he has mounted one specimen of the Purple Gallinule "from the Flats." There are several records for Ontario, ..."

2. Feathered Game of the Northeast by Walter Herbert Rich (1907)
"There are perhaps half a dozen records of the capture of this species on the North American continent. THE purple gallinule. ..."

3. Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1894)
"The plumage of the purple gallinule is of a deep indigo below and of a bright greenish-blue above, and it wears a scarlet helmet. Its under tail-feathers ..."

4. The Birds of Long Island by Jacob P. Giraud (1844)
"purple gallinule, Nutt. Man. ... purple gallinule is a constant resident. Stragglers occasionally wander along the coast as far as Massachusetts, ..."

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