[CT Birds] Mansfield Purple Galinule

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Sep 29 09:39:48 EDT 2015

Another Purple Gallinule was at Osbornedale State Park, Derby, July 15-20, 2000.  Also one in Shelton in April 2007.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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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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From: Tom Baptist via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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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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