Purple Swamphens seen on Dianchi Lake

Pukeko, or Purple Swamphen, is hailed as the most beautiful waterfowl on the earth. Rare in China, but it can be seen in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guangdong and Fujian provinces.

The chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill is seen near Dianchi Lake, the biggest lake in Yunnan.

Two pukekos swim on Dianchi Lake, Kunming.

Pukekos swim on Dianchi Lake.


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