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Porphyrio melanotus

Australasian Swamphen at suppressed

Porphyrio melanotus at suppressed - 7 Jan 2021
Porphyrio melanotus at suppressed - 7 Jan 2021
Porphyrio melanotus at suppressed - 7 Jan 2021
Porphyrio melanotus at suppressed - 7 Jan 2021
Porphyrio melanotus at suppressed - 7 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Porphyrio melanotus 17 Jan 2021 Illilanga
Porphyrio melanotus 16 Jan 2021 AlisonMilton

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Author's notes

There seemed to be several families here: two adults with two almost grown chicks; two adults with three young chicks; one adult with one young chick; and one additional adult. In photos 3-5,taken from a distance, one of the three chicks has take a tumble, 'mum' helps it up and they then run off.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 12 Abundance
  • 7 Jan 2021 09:25 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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