Saturday, 20 October 2018


The 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 pukeko, a term derived from the Māori language. The Australasian swamphen used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen.

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


  1. Hello, the Swamphen is pretty. The red bill really pops. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank also for the comment on my blog.

  2. Wow! Such a colourful bird, much more so than our Moorhen.

  3. A beautiful scene! Very interesting bird.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Amazing looking beak... Great bird! Beautiful photos!


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