I know that I have post a few pictures of Purple Swamphens in the past, but I find them such watchable birds that I can't resist a few more pictures.
These were taken on Churchill Island, which is a small island off the much larger Phillip Island, a couple of hours west of Melbourne.
I took these images using the car as a hide, and this is a method I intent to use more often in the coming months.
The Purple Swamphen is also known as Porphyrio porphyry, and is about 45 cm in length.
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