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

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