Purple Swamphen – plumage

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“The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio viridis), as the name suggests, is often described as having blue-purple plumages, especially of the neck and breast. “The local subspecies is called P. p. viridis. ‘Viridis’ means green and looking closely from the front … Continued

Grey-tailed Tattler: Plumages

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“Saw five Grey-tailed Tattlers (Tringa brevipes) feeding together on muddy flats along the coast. “Prior to this I had only seen single birds. “They were in various stages of plumage from non breeding to breeding plumage. “the tattlers were feeding … Continued

Green-billed Malkoha

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“Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis longicaudatus) foraging in a thicket for insects and caterpillars. “Key differentiating features from the similar Black-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus diardi diardi) are: “1. Tail length: Green-billed has a longer 1:1.5 times body-tail length; Black-bellied has a tail … Continued

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