[CT Birds] Mansfield Purple Galinule

Scott Kruitbosch kbosch at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 09:47:54 EDT 2015


Actually my adult was April 29, 2007 in a neighborhood pond in Stratford,
staying for a couple months at least.

Scott

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Roy Harvey via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org');>> wrote:

> Another Purple Gallinule was at Osbornedale State Park, Derby, July 15-20,
> 2000.  Also one in Shelton in April 2007.
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> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 8:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mansfield Purple Galinule
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> Since the publication of Connecticut Birds, I know of 3 more Purple
> Gallinuleoccurences in CT - would need to check my notes for precise
> dates.There was one in Stratford in the pool across from R.E. Michel, late
> summer/early fall,and 2 I had in rehabilitation:  one was d.o.a.,
> originally found alive in Stamford nearthe Mill River, second one was
> rehabbed and flown to Florida, assisted by anAudubon staffer and
> Continental Airlines.  Both birds were found in December.(I need to check
> records for location where second rehabbed bird was originally found).
> Meredith SampsonOld Greenwich
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> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> To: Mntncougar at aol.com
> Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Mansfield Purple Galinule
> Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:36:00 -0400
>
> From Connecticut Birds (1990, Zeranski and Baptist) citing Frank Gallo
> (Connecticut Warbler Vol 5:43-46): "Of 23 published reports since 1855, 16
> are from coastal areas and 7 are inland in the Connecticut River valley".
> Most CT occurrences are in May and June, so an immature in late September
> is noteworthy.  Perhaps this immature bird arrived some time ago with an
> injured wing.  Rails (and gallinules) are known for extralimital travel.
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Scott Kruitbosch
Stratford, CT


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