purple swamphen

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Related to Purple Swamp-hen: Eastern swamp hen

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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Bill chuckles at the antics of the purple swamp-hen in Mallorca, watches thousands of cranes come in to roost in the heart of Galilee, tramps through an ancient Polish forest at dawn and goes on a wild goose chase in Holland.