A bird feeding on a wetland using its foot.

A bird feeding on a wetland using its foot.
Species: Purple Swamphen   Porphyrio porphyrio
Subspecies: poliocephalus
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Monday, July 7, 2014
Added to IBC: 3 Feb 2015 - 18:54
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Altitude (m): 
180 meters


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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1228783. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1228783.

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1228783. Video of Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio at Kosi Khurd, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1228783.

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