The mystery bird from yesterday is a Purple Gallinule! The word “gallinule” comes from a Latin word meaning “chicken,” referring to the bird’s chicken-like gait and stance. This species is able to swim, dive, and will even submerge itself underwater for long periods of time to hide from predators! Although emaciated upon admission, this bird has recovered slowly but surely, graduating to solid food, and has gained over 40g ! If all continues to go well, this bird will make a complete recovery.