Welcome to our Sunday Selfie project. The last few weeks have been very busy for us, looking after our orphaned baby joey, who is doing great, despite giving us some heart stoppers. Please meet one of our wild Purple Swamphens. These beautiful water birds are stunning when the sunlight hits their colorful feathers.
Purple Swamphens have a super long front toe to grab vegetation and hold it while their eating it. It must be like walking in flippers, to try and walk on dry ground with such long front toes.They are excellent flyers and strong swimmers, but more than anything they like wandering along the edge of water, checking out floating vegetation.
Purple Swamphens are very family orientated. All family members, and sometimes the young from a previous brood, share in incubation and care of the young. The nest consists of a platform of trampled reeds, with the surrounding vegetation sometimes being used to form a shelter. Two broods are often raised in a year.
Hope you enjoyed meeting our birds and invite you to visit us again real soon. If your on Facebook you can follow the journey of our beautiful orphan baby joey kangaroo. He’s now reached his one month milestone and doing great. Don’t forget to join our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop which stays open all week. Hope to see you back here real soon. *waves paw* :=o)