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Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

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Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio Purple Swamphen


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Juen
Juen 7 years ago

Thanks..ChiefRedEarth

There are 13 or more subspecies of the Purple Swamphen (depending on the authority) which differ mainly in plumage colour. The subspecies groups are: P. p. porphyrio in the Mediterranean, P. p. madagascariensis in Africa, P. p. poliocephalus in tropical Asia, P. p. melanotus in much of Australasia, P. p. indicus in Indonesia and P. p. pulverulentis in the Philippines.

Juen
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Juen

Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 14, 2013
Submitted on Nov 14, 2013

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