Swamphen, African


Name: Swamphen, African

Scientific name: Porphyrio madagscariensis

Type: Hen

Color: Purple

Habitat: Water

Size: 47cm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Smaller but similar to Purple Swamphen, but colour of body, head and mantle is bluish purple and wings are dirty greenish. Habitat is mainly swampy areas with reed beds and tall grass.