Forum > Identifying Birds > Large Blueish-black Water Bird

Chrisofbristol Posted 11-Nov-2014 18:11
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Large water bird with blueish-black feathers, patches of white on neck and red head and beak. Seen in the south west of England on a large pond. It's half way between a mallard and a Canada goose in size. Sorry about the blurry photo - it looks like a Loch Ness Monster picture!

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Chrisofbristol Posted 11-Nov-2014 18:46
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Looks a bit like a tatty European Purple Swamphen: http://www.animalphotos.me/bird5/bird5-swamp.htm

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Webmaster Posted 11-Nov-2014 21:50
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Apologies to Chrisofbristol for the photo upload problems, they are being investigated - meanwhile his photo has been manually added to the original post.

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Chrisofbristol Posted 13-Nov-2014 19:07
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See new post Not A Blueish-black Water Bird, But A Black And Green One. for photos and an update.

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