Sunday, 7 February 2016


Australasian swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) is a species of swamphen occurring in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia. It is also found in New Zealand where it is known as the Pūkeko, derived from the Māori language. The Australasian swamphen previously was considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen.

This post is part of the Friday Greens meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, awesome shot of the Swamphen! It has pretty colors and a cool bill. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!