Purple Swamphen in Birdata

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Purple Swamphen in Birdata
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 07:47:42 +1000
Have multigrips, will travel.

On 16/05/2009, at 7:43 AM, John Leonard wrote:

Purple Swamphens have a huge range, from Spain to South Africa to the
Philippines and Palau to Fiji and Samoa.

I'm quite sure no-one needed to introduce them to Lord Howe and
Norfolk Islands, all that was needed was for humans to clear forest
and create open grassland, and they were away!

And they, or an ancestral species and the modern form, must have
colonised New Zealand twice: the first colonisation resulted in the
Takahe, the second was recent, as NZ birds are sub-specifically
identical to Aus birds still.

John Leonard


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