Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio Porphyrio Poliocephalus

This morning we had several birds chirpping at our garden and neighborhood. Was nice to wake up to their melodies. :-)
Well, the bird of the day is the Purple Swamphen. Have been seeing this bird for a long long time at the Lalbagh lake and other lakes. Alone the bird seems to be fishing or swimming. The wings look lovely when the bird takes short flights.
The Purple Swamphen has red beak and red front shield. The blue-purple body looks stunning when the sunrays fall on the bird. The legs are pale red. The bird has a weird call, and as other birds, can get noisy during mating season. Both sexes are alike.

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