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Swamp Hen - Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus

by Chris' Landscape Images Of Australia

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There are 13 or more subspecies of the Purple Swamphen (depending on the authority) which differ mainly in plumage colour. The subspecies groups are: P. p. porphyrio in the Mediterranean, P. p. madagascariensis in Africa, P. p. poliocephalus in tropical Asia, P. p. melanotus in much of Australasia, P. p. indicus in Indonesia and P. p. pulverulentis in the Philippines. European birds are overall purple-blue, African and south Asian birds have a green back, and Australasian and Indonesian birds have black backs and heads.

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*Courtesy of Wikipedia
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Magdalla Del Fresto commented on June 23, 2013 4:02am
J'adooore ♥
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 23, 2013 4:03am
Thanks, Magdalla :)
Mary Kilbreath commented on June 23, 2013 5:53am
Ha, we have those here also. In multitudes. Nice shot Chris.
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 23, 2013 5:58am
Thanks Mary :) Yeah, thick as thieves :)
Vargamari commented on June 23, 2013 10:35am

Donuts commented on June 23, 2013 11:14am
Wonderful capture Chris, I love these little guys, they remind me of clowns the way they carry on!!:))
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 23, 2013 11:29am
Thank you, Mari & Nancy :) xo
Roger Wedegis commented on June 24, 2013 3:14am
Awesome!
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 24, 2013 3:43am
Thanks, Roger :)
Catspaws commented on June 24, 2013 12:18pm
nice capture
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 25, 2013 5:49pm
Thanks Catspaws :) xo
Tyler Spangler commented on February 14, 2014 12:35pm
So rad!!!