Date: 11/8/17 12:55 pm From: Jim Mason <jim...> Subject: way lost, way tired bird
A guy came in today who had just come back from sailing in the south Atlantic. He had a photo of a gallinaceous bird of some sort that had landed on his rigging "about 700 miles west of Angola". Pretty much smack in the middle of the ocean. Best I can figure is a juvenile Purple Gallinule. Anyone know if they migrate back and forth from South America to Africa, or was this just an extremely off course bird? I can send a photo to anyone interested, or see my Kansas Birds FBook post.