The Australasian swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus), family Rallidae, 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 Pūkeko, derived from the Māori language. The Australasian swamphen previously was considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio).
This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
also part of the Camera Critters meme.
Great captures of the Swamphens! I like the reflections. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! PS, thanks for your visit and comments on my blog.ReplyDelete
That's a bright head!ReplyDelete