Purple Swamphen chick

So cute and fluffy! This little Purple Swamphen chick treads lightly on the lily pads, learning survival skills from its mother.

Here’s a nice shot of its stubby wings, and its well-developed feet under a couple of centimetres of water:

Purple Swamphen chick

Setting off on a bit of exploration:

Purple Swamphen chick

But staying close to mother:

Purple Swamphen chick

Common name: Purple Swamphen

Scientific name: Porphyrio porphyrio

Approximate length: 50 cm

Date spotted: 30 October 2016

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’36.1″S 151°14’48.8″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2016/10/30, in Birds, Swamphen and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great video and photos. That is one cute chick! lol

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