Purple Swamphen (Purple Moorhen)
(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
Pis: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sudhir Singh