Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica

Richard L. West and Gene K. Hess
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 2002

About the Author(s)

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About the Author(s)

Richard L. West received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rochester. He is a retired chemist with a lifelong interest in birds. He took early retirement to Florida to devote time to ornithology, where he has gained field experience with Purple Gallinules. He is coauthor of Birds of Delaware and was a research associate at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. He is now affiliated with the Florida Ornithological Society, where is the lead on a second Breeding Bird Atlas for the organization. Current address: 2808 Rabbit Hill Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. E-mail: ricklwest@aol.com.

Gene K. Hess received a B.S. from the University of Delaware in 1980. He joined the Delaware Museum of Natural History in 1977 and has been the Collection Manager (Birds) since 1988. Current address: Bird Department, Delaware Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. E-mail: hessgk@delmnh.org.

Recommended Citation

West, R. L. and G. K. Hess (2020). Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.purgal2.01