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Purple Swamphen - breeding plumage - courtship display

P1360626 - Purple Swamphen - Size - 45 - 50 cm

# 331 - 22 Oct '18 - 17:55 (12:25 GMT)

 

The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles!

 

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) - is a species of swamphen occurring from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand.

 

Also Know as - Purple Moorhen, Grey-headed Swamphen, ...

 

WONDERFUL FACTS - This Bird Can Fly for Six Months Without Landing Once.

Alpine Swifts -- weigh just under a quarter-pound, glide along on a nearly 22-inch wingspan—and, it turns out, sleep while airborne. For the first time, researchers have documented that the birds can stay aloft for more than six months at a crack. (Oct 8, 2013) 🐬

Happy birding 🐾

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Taken on November 22, 2015