Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52529

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Rallidae
Genus:Porphyrio
Genus species:Porphyrio porphyrio

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:47 cm
Weight:1 kg
Identification:The purple moorhen is a purple-blue color and has long red legs and a red frontal shield.
Habitat:Wetlands
Diet:Omnivore: swamp vegetation, fish, small amphibians
Reproduction:Young purple moorhens may stay with their parents for up to two years.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Asia
Africa
Australia
New Zealand
Date:1966-05 Subjects:Purple moorhen
short-legged wading bird
Porphyrio
Rallidae
Gruiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata