A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Western swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

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

Habitat:

Reed bed Habitat in Environmental park of Vilamoura

Notes:

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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

FredericoMartins
Spotted by
FredericoMartins

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.09, Long: -8.13

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

Related Spottings

Purple Swamphen Purple Swamphen Purple Moorhen Calamón

Nearby Spottings

Black-headed weaver Black-winged Stilt Woodchat Shrike Common Blue