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
- 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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