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Purple Moorhen This particular bird was very shy. It came out open not aware that a birder is waiting :-)<br />
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Purple Moorhen

This particular bird was very shy. It came out open not aware that a birder is waiting :-)

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  1. And a great birder it is, great shot! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Very nice shot! Posted 6 years ago

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The western swamphen is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. From its French name ''talève sultane'', it is also known as the sultana bird. 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
Species identified by Mayur Kotlikar
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By Mayur Kotlikar

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Uploaded Apr 29, 2014. Captured in Maharashtra State Highway 255, Wadi, Maharashtra 440010, India.