Purple swamphen

Description
The purple swamphen is known by the Maori name pukeko. They are commonly found in marshy areas and on roadside verges on the North and south Islands.
Accession Loan No.
13/1996/1
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
purple swamphen
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
RALLIDAE: Porphyrio porphyrio (Linnaeus): or Porphyrio melanotus Temminck: purple swamphen
Family Group

Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
RALLIDAE
Genus
Porphyrio
Species
porphyrio

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