purple swamphen(redirected from Purple Swamp-hen)
Related to Purple Swamp-hen: Eastern swamp hen
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.
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