Swamp hen

Related to Swamp hen: marsh hen, water hen
(Zool.) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus); - called also goollema.
An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis); - called also little swamp hen.
The European purple gallinule.

See also: Swamp, Swamp, Swamp

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Not long after we sighted the swamp hen or pukeko native to the country.
Other species found in the lake are the rare plain swamp hen (Amaurornis olivaceous) and the endemic species of freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis).
positive Bird species market market samples results ([dagger]) Chicken 204 3 207 1 Duck 59 2 61 2 Quail -- 396 396 5 Pigeon 6 -- 6 -- House sparrow 112 6 118 -- Water cock -- 27 27 2 Water hen -- 33 33 -- Swamp hen -- 1 1 -- Crake -- 1 1 -- Moor hen -- 80 80 2 Total 381 549 930 12 * Sample source: swabs.
A number of creatures being displayed are now extinct, including a 200-year-old flightless swamp hen which lived on an island off Australia; the Himalayan mountain quail, which vanished in Victorian times; the Paradise Parrot (last seen about 1930) and the Long-tailed Hopping Mouse which lived in Western Australia.
The 200-year-old flightless white swamp hen, which lived on an island off the coast of Australia, is one of just two such examples in existence worldwide.