Welcome to Week #47 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #47 challenge is birds with a color in their name such as a Yellow Warbler or Great Blue Heron. As long as it is a color from the color wheel in the title of the name, it will qualify for this challenge. White is a color.
Welcome to Week #43 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #43 challenge is Birds with chicks or Baby Birds or Nests with Eggs.
The Purple Gallinule is one of the most colorful birds in North America. They are found in the southernmost part of the United States, along the coasts of Mexico, South America and throughout Central America.
Dabbling ducks is what came to mind when I set this challenge. They frequent ponds and shallow water for tasty vegetation. Among these ducks are American Black Duck, American Wigeon, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler and Wood Duck.
Because they are long-distance migrating birds, they have to fatten themselves up during the off seasons to have enough fuel to get to their breeding grounds. Failure to get enough nutrient will find these birds not making it to the breeding or wintering grounds.