Purple Swamp Hens

by:Emily and Anna

Classification

Purple Swamp Hens are a kind of bird which means they are mammals.

Habitat

Purple Swamp Hens live near the creek. They live in the eastern and northern Australia.

Purple Swamp Hens

Appearance

Purple Swamp Hens are black and indigo blue their chicks are black. They have a short tail their legs are long as well.

Diet

Purple Swamp Hens eat soft shoot of reed, bullrushes, frogs and snails.

Movement

The Purple Swamp Hens eats, sleeps and drinks.

FUN FACT!

Purple Swamp Hens scientific name is Porphyrio Porpyrio. Their french name is Taleve Sultane. Purple Swamp Hens only breed in Spring. There is 13 subspecies of Purple Swamp Hens. Purple Swamp Hens are known as long legged chickens. They can grow up to 48cm long.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen
  • Native animals of Fairfield city
  • www. birdinbackyards. net/species/Porphyrio /Porphyrio