(also purple swamphen)
Definition of swamphen in English:
A marshbird of the rail family, with a purplish-blue head and breast and a large red bill, found throughout the Old World.
- Porphyrio porphyrio, family Rallidae
- At the pond there were a few white-winged terns, a black-crowned night heron, a purple swamphen, and some blue-cheeked bee-eaters.
- Other birds that seemed to be flushed out by the truck were a few moorhens, a single purple swamphen, and a pair of marbled teals.
- Other birds I saw near the pond were coot, moorhen, purple swamphen and a few Gray Wagtails walking around near the water.
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