glossy purple-green plumage; large red bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Swamphen
Porphyrio madagascariensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: this large "hen of the swamps" of southern and eastern Africa is recognized by its purplish plumage and huge red bill.

red on bill extends above to a red frontal shield (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

pinkish-red legs; lovely multi-hued plumage (South Africa; 2007-06-30)