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The Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

The Purple Swamphen comes in the rail family Rallidae. 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.

Habitat:

The Purple Swamphen prefers wet areas with high rainfall, swamps, lake edges and damp pastures.

Notes:

The species is considered to be Least Concern globally by the IUCN.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jun 30, 2013

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