Latin Name: Porphyrula martinica
How big can I grow:
Up to 26.25cm, wingspan up to 52.5cm
Where do I live:
Freshwater swamps, marshes, and ponds of Southeast America, Mexico, Central and South America to Argentina. Also in Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, and the Falkland Islands
What do I eat:
Omnivores but typically eat more plants than animals - flowers, leaves, seeds and tubers, spiders, mollusks, beetles, bees, worms, snails, dragonflies, leeches, ants, grasshoppers, moth larvae, frogs, small fish, and eggs and nestlings of other birds
They produce a cackling sound "kek, kek, kek" to communicate when flying!