African Purple Swamphen (Gallinule)
Porphyrio madagascariensis (porphyrio)
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The purple swamphen is a large gallinule with white under-tail coverts, a large red bill and frontal shield and long red legs and toes. The upper four photos of an immature were taken at Lake Eyasi (8-10), courtesy of Nani Schmeling. The left 3rd row immature was at Lake Manyara (9-14), courtesy of Mary Caisley; the right 3rd row adult, in the Masai Mara (9-10), courtesy of Steve Brynes, and the lower adult, in Cape Town (5/11), courtesy of Colin Beale.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Nani Schmeling, Steve Brynes, Colin Beale, Mary Caislet

Last Update this page: 7-23-15