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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

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FredericoMartins
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Algarve, Portugal

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

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