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Interesting Nature Facts #126 – Purple Gallinule

by | May 8, 2020

The purple gallinule’s long toes make it possible to walk on lily pads – one of the few birds able to do so! Also, when young, these amazingly-colored birds crawl on bushes and out of the nest using tiny claws on their wing tips.

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Interesting Nature Facts is a series about the flora, fauna and places that make North America so amazing. Posts include nature photos that are short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more, simply click on the image or links above!

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