Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio


There are 13 or more subspecies of the Purple Swamphen (depending on the authority) which differ mainly in plumage colour. This chicken-sized bird, with its huge feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range.


Seen at Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Thank you Sachin and Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga 12 years ago

beautiful !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Nice capture,

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jun 6, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

Related Spottings

Purple Swamphen Purple Moorhen Calamón Porphyrio porphyrio Vs. Sterna hirundo

Nearby Spottings

White-tailed Plover Red-naped Ibis Oriental White Ibis (Juvenile) Short-toed Snake Eagle


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team