Purple Swamphen feeding on grass seeds

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SwamphenP-grass seeds [AmarSingh] 1

“The Purple Swamphens Porphyrio porphyrio viridis have a large diet. This is the first time I have seen them feeding on grass seeds (see seed-stained bills).

SwamphenP-grass seeds [AmarSingh]  2

“Grass seed feeding reported in literature.”

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
12th November 2016

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Wetlands, ex-mining pools, fish farming, limestone hills

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