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Old 09-10-2007, 02:34 PM
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Re: Purple Swamp hens

Saw some bush hens (Amaurornis olivaceus) last year in Oz. They looked like moorhens, but walked around in the grass like chickens more than in the vegetation. What will allow us to distinguish a Purple swamphen from a Purple Gallinule? It looks like the swamphen has red on top of its head rather than just the beak, it's legs are darker in color, as is its back.
Should we shoot them if we see them?

And as David said, no season or limit on Muscovies. Greenheads during summer with a free permit. Just need to make sure to obey local laws (don't shoot them in suburban area) and animal cruelty laws.
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