Dusky Moorhen
Murray Mallee Region
Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio ssp melanotus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Cranes (Gruiformes)
Family: Rails (Rallidae)
Species: Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio ssp melanotus)
This Photo:     Wading
Synonym: Porphyrio melanotus
Other name: Australasian Swamphen

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

Copyright © 2011-2022 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)