purple swamphen

purple swamphen
A species of the Rallidae family, Porphyrio porphyrio.
Syn: African purple swamphen, purple coot, purple gallinule, purple moorhen, sultana bird

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  • Purple Swamphen — Taxobox name = Purple Swamphen status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = P. p. poliocephalus Thommana, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Gruiformes familia = Rallidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • purple swamphen — paprastoji sultonvištė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Porphyrio porphyrio angl. purple swamphen vok. Purpurhuhn, n rus. султанка, f; султанская курица, f pranc. talève sultane, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sultonvištės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • purple swamphen — /pɜpəl ˈswɒmphɛn/ (say perpuhl swomphen) noun a common and widespread waterbird of the rail family, Porphyrio porphyrio, a large black bird with a rich purple breast and bright red beak and shield, which inhabits the margins of lakes, swamps and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Purple Gallinule — is an alternative name for two species of birds in the rail family. It can refer to:* Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio of the Old World * American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica of the New World …   Wikipedia

  • Purple Swamphens in North America — The Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio ) is a bird native to the old world, which has been introduced into North America.FloridaThe Purple Swamphen was introduced to North America in the late 1990s due to avicultural escapes in the Pembroke… …   Wikipedia

  • swamphen — /ˈswɒmphɛn / (say swomphen) noun See purple swamphen. {swamp1 + hen} …   Australian English dictionary

  • swamphen — noun any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens • Syn: ↑gallinule, ↑marsh hen, ↑water hen • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic bird • Hyponyms: ↑Florida gallinule, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swamphen — /swomp hen /, n. Ornith. any of several large Old World gallinules varying from purple to white, all possibly belonging to the single species Porphyrio porphyrio. [SWAMP + HEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • purple gallinule — noun gallinules with showy purplish plumage • Hypernyms: ↑gallinule, ↑marsh hen, ↑water hen, ↑swamphen • Hyponyms: ↑European gallinule, ↑Porphyrio porphyrio, ↑American gallinule, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • American Purple Gallinule — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

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