PURPLE SWAMPHEN FACTS
The Purple Swamphen is a large rail. It is mainly dusky black above, and dark blue to purple around neck and underneath.
freshwater swamps, streams and marshes.
shoots of reeds and rushes, frogs, snails
The nest is a platform of reeds surrounded by vegetation.
eastern and northern Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Purple Swamphen|