Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio  (Gruiformes: Rallidae) - 5440264

Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: A species that is seen in water logged area and also around farms particularly in Monsoon season around Kerala. Now threatened because of frequent urbanization.
Image type: Field
Image location: Thalassery, Kerala, India

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Name: Arun T.P.
Country: India

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Image Information last updated on Thursday, July 28, 2011