A close view of a bird looking around and going away.

A close view of a bird looking around and going away.
Species: Purple Swamphen   Porphyrio porphyrio
Subspecies: poliocephalus
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Added to IBC: 14 Apr 2010 - 12:37
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Altitude (m): 
13 meters


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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1178699. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1178699.

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1178699. Video of Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio at Thrissur Paddy Fields, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1178699.

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