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Purple swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Description:

Deep purple/blue head, neck and underparts. Scarlet triangular beak with a red frontal shield. Long red legs.

Habitat:

Swamps, lake margins and slow-moving rivers.

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5 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice spotting!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks Christiane for confirmation...!!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Very common.. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Rachael.. Is this bird common in Asia and Australia ...?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/802...

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Superb Pic!

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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