Porphyrio porphyrio is a species of birds in the family rails. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Thailand, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Belgium, Angola, Israel, Palau, Iran, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Oman, Uganda, Portugal, Central African Republic, Syria, Burkina Faso, Asia, Greece, Australia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mauritania, Turkmenistan, France, Zambia, Russia, Cyprus, Myanmar, Liberia, Czech Republic, Tonga, Jordan, Burundi, Rwanda, Niue, Hong Kong, India, Egypt, American Samoa, Vanuatu, Italy, Senegal, East Timor, Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Germany, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Solomon Islands, Austria, Spain, Saint Helena, Fiji, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Togo, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Indonesia, Croatia, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Lebanon, Bhutan, Tunisia, Norway, Botswana, Turkey, Laos, Somalia, Hungary, Chad, Lesotho, New Caledonia, Malawi, Mauritius, Niger, Oceania continent (Australia, NZ and islands), Swaziland, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, the Palearctic, China, Kuwait, Cambodia, Poland, Namibia, Samoa, The Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Nepal. They are diurnal omnivores. They have parental care (paternal care, cooperative breeding, and female provides care). They rely on flight and running to move around.
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