Porphyrio (Porphyrio) porphyrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Swamphen

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The Purple Swamphen is a large rail. It is mainly dusky black above, and dark blue to purple around neck and underneath. source: OZ Animals

External resources:

Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).