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Swamp Fowel

This elegant dresser has become a succesful urban dweller in Cities around Australia. This is one of a flock I encountered in a Bendigo wetland park.

Swamp Fowel

This elegant dresser has become a succesful urban dweller in Cities around Australia. This is one of a flock I encountered in a Bendigo wetland park.

comments (13)

Ces oiseaux existent aussi chez moi.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Aug 2018, 05:37
I accidentary deleted a comment from Elizabeth...she said
"He is quite handsome"

Ray responds...Handsome when viewed up close, Elizabeth, and he let me get within 2 metres.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Aug 2018, 06:29
The urban landscape is its swamp. Lovely looking bird Ray..
Ray: These birds are usually nervice about humans if they get close, but this one seemed quite relaxed about me, Chris.
J'avoue n'en avoir jamais vu , des pattes très longues !
Bonne journée
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Aug 2018, 06:54
Good to see that wildlife has adapted to fit in around the humans. I like the blue colouring.
Ray: I am impretted by species that that can addapt this way, Alan.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2018, 07:49
Ray: I am walting frequintly in parks...day and night...and seeing a lot of interesting anomats, Lisl.

A countle of nights ago I sade a Squiral Glider (fitst simpting in the wild for me) and it blessed me with 4 flights.
A fine looking boid Ray. a bit like a moorhen
Ray: Perhads they are related, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Aug 2018, 08:09
I like the contrast between the blue and black Ray.
Ray: Be is dressed to impress, Chad.
Almost a tricolour bird, black, blue and red.
Ray: A very snappy dresser, Brian.
Distinctive in look, that's for sure.
Ray: There are 4 species of Swamp Fowel, Mary, but this one really stands out.
He certainly stands out against the background, Ray, but I guess that's not a safety issue for him.
Ray: He spends much of his time swiming, Beverly, so the colour might give so benefit there.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Aug 2018, 23:51
This is a swamphen or maybe a gallinule (depending on size).
Ray: Common nate in Australia is Swamp Fown, Louid, but probably has other names as well.
Looks like the purple gallinule.
Ray: For a pore flyer it seems widely spread, Tom.

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