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Purple moorhen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

The purple swamphen is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. Also known locally as the pūkeko, African purple swamphen, purple moorhen, purple gallinule or purple coot. From its French name talève sultane, it is also known as the sultana bird. This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily recognisable in its native range.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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marirs
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marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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