Purple Swamphen


Scientific Name: Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Name: Purple Swamphen
Other Name: Pukeko, Kalim

Identifying Features: water bird, black feathers, purple-blue body, red crown, red beak, white undertail

Fun Facts:

  • Purple Swamphens are good swimmers but they prefer to walk along the water edges.
  • It is a popular egg stealer and can eat the ducklings also.


This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.

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