Saturday, April 9, 2016

Purple Swamphen at Karanji Lake, Mysore

Karanji Lake at Mysore is a beautiful lake spread over a area of 55 hectares with many trees all around even in the lake.  



It is one of the favorite haunts of many birds and we spotted one such bird the 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. 

16 comments:

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots.

Irene said...

Great captures .... that bird got such beautiful colors! Awesome!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What a beauty!
Nice action shot.
Learned about a new bird today - thanks.
Have a Happy Weekend, Rajesh!
Peace :)

Treat and Trick said...

Great shot, the 3rd photo looks awesome...

jandi said...

Wow! They are incredibly beautiful!

Priya Joshi said...

I am just fan of your photography....
Please do some photography on sparrows if you ever get a chance to capture this little bird

rupam sarma said...

Awesome clicks

Jeevan said...

Pretty water bird and you got good shots!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

It looks shy......lovely shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They really are beautiful birds ... A little like our marsh(or swamp) hens here ... The name does not seem grand enough for these colorful birds!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

what an unusual color for a bird...lovely captures, Rajesh!

joo said...

Lovely photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely shots.

Chris Rohrer said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors:)

Linda said...

I love that last shot!

Marie C said...

He's wonderful! And you so seldom see a shot of one flying!