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Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

Purple Swamphen is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails).The Purple Swamphen prefers wet areas with high rainfall, swamps, lake edges and damp pastures. The birds often live in pairs and larger communities. It clambers through the reeds, eating the tender shoots and vegetable-like matter. They have been known to eat eggs, ducklings, small fish and invertebrates such as snails.They will often use one foot to bring food to their mouth rather than eat it on the ground. Where they are not persecuted they can become tame and be readily seen in towns and cities.

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7 Comments

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Yes we saw a lot of these at Nalsarovar too Hema !

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I saw lots of these beauties in Kerala.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko !!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful bird and amazing capture!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you Sachin and Satyen :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

stunning snap,,

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fantastic shots!

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

India

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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