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Purple Swamphen (Purple Moorhen)

Porphyrio porphyrio

FAMILY RALLIDAE
(RAILS & COOTS) 

Habitat: Wet areas with high rainfall, swamps, lake edges and damp pastures

Distribution: Asia, Africa, Australasia

Diet: Tender shoots, vegetable-like matter, eggs, ducklings, small fish and invertebrates such as snails

Distinguishing features: Huge feet, bright purple-blue-green plumage, red bill and frontal shield



27-Aug-2011
27-Aug-2011 Purple Swamphens Pic: Sujesh S.
Pis: Sujesh S.

22-Aug-2011
22-Aug-2011  Purple Swamphen  Pic: Sudhir Singh
Pic: Sudhir Singh

11-Nov-2010
11-Nov-2010 Purple Swamphen
Pic: Arathi Manay