African (Purple) Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis

African Swamphen
Purple Swamphen
The African Swamphen with its green back and turquoise face was previously classed as a subspecies of the Purple Swamphen. Like the other subspecies, it has huge red legs and feet and a red beak and face-shield.
African Swamphen
African Swamphen
Purple Swamphen
It is native to subSaharan Africa. Like its European (Mediterranean, including North Africa) counterpart, the African (sub-Sahara) bird has iridescent blue wing feathers and the characteristic white rump of the moorhen species.
African Purple Swamphen
African Purple Swamphen The chicks are black and also similar to those of Moorhens.
African Purple Swamphen Mother with chicks