Dusky Moorhen
Parent Feeding Chick
Murray Mallee Region
Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio (Porphyrio) porphyrio melanotus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Cranes (Gruiformes)
Family: Rails (Rallidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio (Porphyrio) porphyrio melanotus)
This Photo:     Wading
Synonyms: Porphyrio melanotus, Porphyrio melanotus ssp melanotus or Porphyrio porphyrio ssp melanotus
Other names: Australian Swamphen or Australasian Swamphen

Thank you Bradley W. Jones for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2011
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)