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Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Seen at Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary.

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3 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Thank you Sachin and Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
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

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