Saturday, September 12, 2015

Purple Swamphen at Jakkur Lake, Bangalore

Jakkur Lake in north Bangalore you can come across some colorful birds. 



One among them is Purple Swamphen. These birds have bright plumage and red bill and a large frontal shield. They have red eyes.



They prefer wet areas such as swamps, lake edges and damp pastures. They are often seen in pairs and larger communities. 



They feed on tender shoots and vegetable-like matter, eggs, small fish. 

22 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely bird. Have a lovely weekend

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful metallic colours. Those big feet are amazing.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful captures on the bird and their legs seem to support them great venturing the vegetation.

Al said...

Those are pretty birds.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty bird!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Interesting bird! Thanks for telling us about it.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely birds , Nice captures

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Magia da Inês said...

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Preciosos!!! Ótimos clicks!!!

Uma boa semana, cheia de surpresas agradáveis!
Beijinhos.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cool bird, love that funny walk!
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your travels - always enjoy seeing them.
Thanks for stopping by.

Findlay Wilde said...

The legs and feet are fascinating.

Adam Jones said...

That's a cool looking bird.

Christian Weiß said...

These are wonderful birds.

Karen said...

A really interesting looking bird! Love the last shot, looks like it's running!

Adam Jones said...

What a great looking bird.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Lovely & Beautiful place to visit in weekend !!

Easwar Arumugam said...

Pretty good.

Indiawilds said...

Haven't heard of this lake. Where is it?

Rajesh said...

This is in Bangalore.

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful captures