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Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio poliocephalus

Description:

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.

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India

Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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