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Purple swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

A rail type water bird standing 18-24 inches high. Yellow beak, red cartilaginous top not with dusky white to blue feathers. Similar to the native purple gallinule but larger and not distinct in color.

Habitat:

Manmade swampy everglade preserve.

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Mick G
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Mick G

Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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