Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) is a species of rails 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, 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, Ethiopia, Saint Helena, Fiji, Afghanistan, the Palearctic, United Arab Emirates, Togo, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Vietnam, 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, Asia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Nepal. They are diurnal omnivores. They have parental care (cooperative breeding, paternal care, and female provides care). They rely on flight and running to move around.
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