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Western swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio


This big Swamp hen is remarkable for its bluish plumage and the red bill.


Reed bed Habitat in Environmental park of Vilamoura


In Portugal the species was in risk of extinction during thh 80s and 90s but thanks to some conservation measures it recovered and is now with stable population numbers

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Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.09, Long: -8.13

Spotted on Aug 5, 2016
Submitted on Aug 9, 2016

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