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 photo was taken at Lake Eyasi (7-17). The next four photos of an immature were taken at Lake Eyasi (8-10), courtesy of Nani Schmeling. The left 4th row immature was at Lake Manyara (9-14), courtesy of Mary Caisley; the right 4th row adult, in the Masai Mara (9-10), courtesy of Steve Brynes, the 5th row adult, in Cape Town (5/11), courtesy of Colin Beale; and the bottom immature, Lake Manyara (3-17), courtesy Karine Van der Vurst.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Nani Schmeling, Steve Brynes, Colin Beale, Mary Caisley, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 11-13-17