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Amidst the swamps Purple swamphens are one of my favourite water birds. Their colours always have amazed me and their elusiveness makes it tough to capture. Porphyrio porphyrio,Western swamphen,animal,beautiful,bird,geotagged,india,water,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Amidst the swamps

Purple swamphens are one of my favourite water birds. Their colours always have amazed me and their elusiveness makes it tough to capture.

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  1. Beautiful bird and shot! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one year ago
  2. Nice shot!!! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks a million! Posted one year 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 saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Mar 10, 2018. Captured Nov 26, 2017 09:22.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/395s
  • ISO400
  • 562mm