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Swamp Hen  Australasian swamphen,Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Porphyrio melanotus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (9)

  1. Modern dinosaur! Posted 3 months ago
    1. I agree Posted 3 months ago
    2. I third this sentiment! :D Posted 3 months ago
  2. Amazing capture Niel! Once again you show us that Australia is home to some of the coolest birdlife! Posted 3 months ago
    1. I feel lucky Posted 3 months ago
  3. What a lovely species! Posted 3 months ago
    1. A link back to the dinosaurs Posted 3 months ago
      1. Are these really common in your area? Or a rare find? Posted 3 months ago
  4. I can find a couple about 10kms away on a lake below a hanging swamp. They are not rare. Posted 3 months ago

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The Australasian swamphen is a species of swamphen occurring in eastern Indonesia , Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, it is known as the pukeko . The species used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen.

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Calbost Niel
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By Calbost Niel

Uploaded Jun 14, 2021. Captured Jun 4, 2021 15:39 in Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia, 1 Wetlands Pl, Shortland NSW 2307, Australia.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO320
  • 380mm