Definition of purple gallinule in English:

purple gallinule

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noun

  • another term for swamphen.
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    • At the pond behind the laundry, the water was higher than I'd seen before. Two purple gallinules, a few moorhens and a coot were walking around out of the water eating plants.
    • The beautiful Purple Gallinule lives primarily in freshwater marshes.

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