Western swamphen

The western swamphen is a typical bird from the Albufera of Valencia and you can also find it in the marshland in the aviary at Oceanogràfic.

Where can it be found?

The western swamphen is a typical bird from the Albufera of Valencia and you can also find it in the marshland in the aviary at Oceanogràfic.

General information

The western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a bird usually found in the Mediterranean, Eurasia and western Europe.
It usually weights 770 grams and is no taller than 51 centimetres.
It mainly feeds on vegetable-like matter, reeds and bulrush.
Western swamphens can lay 3-6 eggs and the incubation period is usually 30 days.

Did you know that…

they make a characteristic sound similar to a trumpet.