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The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule, Pūkeko or Purple Coot, is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails). From its name in French, talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana Bird. This chicken-sized bird, with its huge feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range. It should not be confused with the American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica.

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  • Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 171] (1053)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-11-08
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon 40D, 400mm F5.6L
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 1:52
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