Purple Swamphen


  Purple Swamphen  
Purple Swamphen
The Purple Swamphen is a very wide-spread bird - it lives from tropical Africa over Asia right down to Tasmania.
My field guide says the Swamphen was less common in Northern Australia, but there - an nowhere else - I saw one in the wild. Of course and again at Yellow Waters during the dry time, when all animals far around are squeezed together along the few remaining water. Later I managed a better picture in a sanctuary in Victoria.


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