The western swamphen is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily recognisable in its native range. It used to be considered the nominate subspecies of the purple swamphen. It is found in Iberia, France, Sardinia and North Africa to Tunisia.
Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Uploaded Jan 20, 2014. Captured Jan 19, 2014 08:59 in Vattapallai Road, Tanniyutttu, Sri Lanka.