purple swamphen


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purple swamp·hen

(swŏmp′hĕn′)
n.
A gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio) found in much of the Eastern Hemisphere, having bluish-purple plumage, red legs, and a red bill. Also called purple gallinule.
Translations
sulttaanikana
pollo sultano
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Purple Swamphen, Eastern Kingbird and Pale-legged Leaf Warbler and Red-footed Booby (stop sniggering at the back) are the latest additions.
We got excellent views of one such resident, the Purple Swamphen (formerly called the Purple Gallinule but that name is now given to a similar but much smaller American species).
The Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio is a large and spectacular (although often reclusive) gallinule with a very wide world range.
In her write-up published on QatarVisitor website, she ahs said that birds attracted to wetlands include black winged stilts, several species of heron, pied and common kingfishers, geese, ducks, moorhens, coots and bizarrely coloured purple swamphen.