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Purple Swamphen

The Purple Swamphen is a large bird that is mostly dusky black above, with a broad dark blue collar, and dark blue to purple below. When the Purple Swamphen walks, it flicks its tail up and down, revealing its white undertail. The bill is red , and the legs and feet orange red. It is an an accomplished flier and will readily take to the air to escape danger. When flying, the long legs and toes trail hang beneath the body. Purple Swamphens are excellent swimmers, but would rather wander along the edge of the water, among reeds and other vegetation.

The Purple Swamphen's diet includes the soft shoots of reeds and other plant life, along with small animals, such as frogs and snails. However, they will steal eggs and also eat ducklings when they can catch them. The Purple Swamphen uses its long toes to hold food when they eat.

They are available as juvenile male/female pairs.

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SHPS Purple Swamphen 2 for $1,275.00 (2) Order (QTY)
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