Purple Swamphen
Murray Mallee Region
Black-tailed Native-hen
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:     Feet
Synonym: Porphyrio melanotus
Other name: Australasian Swamphen

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

Copyright © 2015-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2015
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)