Tuesday 3 April 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Purple Swamp Hen

During a trip to one of my local ponds (its the one shown yesterday) I found these Purple Swamp Hens crashing about in the reed beds.  They are rather big, often very cross and they tend to throw their weight about a bit.  But I still like them!

You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.

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Enjoy the birds.


  1. Great photos of this striking looking bird, Stewart!

  2. I snapped a whole heap of them on the Murray in Renmark. I'll probably be posting them next week.

  3. Stunning bird & yes he does look a bit bossy :)

  4. Hi Stewart,
    They look like a huge Coot to my untrained eye, although the bill is a bit different!
    Lovely photos of a bird that I will never see in the wild.
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  5. They sound like birds of character! I like the top photo a lot :)