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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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.
Up the road at Saltney, a purple swamphen caused a brief flurry of excitement, but its identification as an Asian subspecies called its origin into question and the arrival of its owner to recapture it settled the matter.
The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a medium sized water bird (Ali 1981) which lives in marshes, lagoons, and reservoirs with appropriate vegetation cover and water depth.
The Purple Swamphen is a tropical and subtropical species with several subspecies and a distribution extending from Europe and Africa to New Zealand (Urban et al.
Status and breeding ecology of the Purple Swamphen in Italy.
On his final day, he visits Mallorca's best known birding site to chuckle at the antics of the peculiar purple swamphen, a giant version of the moorhen with the most bizarre eating habits.
The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a large rail (males: 1,050 g; females: 850 g) whose range encompasses southern Africa, southern Asia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand (Marchant and Higgins 1993).
We witnessed the predation of a newly-hatched Black Swan cygnet by a Purple Swamphen on 4 September 2007.