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Purple swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio


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.


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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