Azure Gallinule Porphyrio flavirostris


The Azure Gallinule is a skulking wetland species of northern South America.  It is a small gallinule with a yellow bill, frontal shield, and legs, and pale, faded blue on the head, neck, flanks, and wings.  The species is patchily distributed and is more prone to hide in tall vegetation than the related Purple Gallinule.  Azure Gallinules feed on seeds and invertebrates by bending vegetation down to the surface of the water.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Azure Gallinule (Porphyrio flavirostris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: