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Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) 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, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Syria, Burkina Faso, 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, the Palearctic, Fiji, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Togo, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Vietnam, Oceania continent (Australia, NZ and islands), Mozambique, Indonesia, Croatia, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Lebanon, Bhutan, Tunisia, Norway, Botswana, Turkey, Laos, Somalia, Hungary, Chad, Lesotho, New Caledonia, Malawi, Mauritius, Niger, Swaziland, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, China, Kuwait, Cambodia, Poland, Namibia, Samoa, The Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Singapore, Nepal, and Asia. They are diurnal omnivores. They have parental care (cooperative breeding, female provides care, and paternal care). They rely on flight and running to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Purple Swamphen. View this species on GBIF