The Florida gallinule is in general pretty silent, I think; but he has a noisy season; then he is indeed noisy enough.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
This beautiful bird greatly resembles the purple Gallinule in shape and make, but is much superior in size, being as large as a dunghil fowl.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
Gallinules live in marshy districts, and some of them might even be called water-fowls.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [April, 1897]" by Various
Like all the Gallinules and Coots, this species has a scaly crown plate.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
RAILS, COOTS, AND GALLINULES.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
To the order, =Paludicolae=, belong the cranes, rails, gallinules and coots, or mudhens, as they are commonly called.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
They have the same power of concealing themselves by diving among weeds that has been already said to be possessed by the Gallinule.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
THE RAILS, GALLINULES AND COOTS.
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
Clearly related to the coot, common moorhen, and the recently imported European bird, purple swamp hen, the purple gallinule is a member of the rail family of birds.
With a boardwalk open to pedestrians, Wolf says the birds, including the Purple Gallinules (Porphyrio martinica) have become conditioned to nearby human activity.
This Purple Gallinule was balancing on fireflag plants in Delray Beach, Florida.