The Purple Swamphen is a large rail. It is mainly dusky black above, with a broad dark blue collar, and it is dark blue to purple below. As the Purple Swamphen walks, it flicks its tail up and down, revealing its white undertail. The bill is red and robust, and the legs and feet orange-red.
The shades of blue and purple glisten in the sunlight and it is an absolute delight to see her flying with her wings wide open.
Shot at Nalsarovar, Ahmedabad