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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Breeding birds at seepage ponds in Pakistan include night-heron, cotton teal, pheasant tailed jacana, purple moorhen, besides some passerines.
Due to its rich ecology, it has now become home to birds such as Purple Moorhen, Grey Heron, Pintail, Indian Stork, Lesser Whistling Teals, Coots, Shovelers, Red-rumpled Swallow, Bronze-winged Jacana and recently even flamingoes have been spotted.
Eastern marshy area of the lake which had served as a perfect retreat for Egretta garzetta (little egret), Ardea cinerea (grey heron), Ardea purpurea (purple heron), Gallinula chloropus (common moorhen) and Porphyrio porphyrio (purple moorhen) has now been completely dried.
Breeding birds at Keenjhar Lake include Night-heron, Cotton teal, Pheasant tailed jacana, Purple Moorhen, besides some passerines.
Breeding birds at Keenjar Lake include Night-heron, Cotton teal, Pheasant tailed jacana, Purple Moorhen, besides some passerines.
Breeding birds include Night-heron, Cotton teal, Pheasant tailed jacana, Purple Moorhen, besides some passerines.