Tropical bird goes on fishing expedition -- and winds up on LI
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Tile fish may have been their quarry, but Frank Green and his crew of commercial fishermen returned from a January trip with a rare find of a different variety.
"This is a weird-looking bird" is what Green, a boat owner/operator, recalled thinking after his crew rescued a tropical marsh bird last month from the waters off Nantucket, Mass.
The purple gallinule, associated with areas farther...