Purple Swamphen


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WHERE TO SEE IT
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STATUS
Sedentary. 

ABUNDANCE
Very scarce (c. 10-20 birds).

HABITAT
Lives only on wide and backed-up stretches of the River Guadalquivir with well developed wetland vegetation on the banks (reedmace beds, Phragmites reedbeds).

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Stays put all year. 

DISTRIBUTION
Hardly ever seen outside El Salto and Marmolejo Reservoir.

COMMENTS
The Purple Swamphen populations of Sierra Morena, though few and far between, are of great interest in terms of birdwatching tourism due to their distance from Andalusia’s main breeding areas for this species.