Help to Identify

by Tony Kean
(Karuah , NSW, Australia)

I would like to know what this type of bird is, it looks as big as a water crane but it has an orange beak and a blue chest, the rest of its body is black

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Jan 23, 2018
help to identify
by: Brook

hi,
you didn't mention the color of the birds legs but the Purple Swamphen is black with a blue breast, it has an orange beak and orange legs.

Link to bird life.org AU purple swamphen

http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/purple-swamphen

I hope this helps but if not I recommend you contact a birding organization in your area. Roma and I are located in the western US.

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