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Definition of Porphyrio porphyrio

Porphyrio porphyrio
Gallinule Gal"li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata). Note: The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was formerly believed to be able to detect and report adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly domesticated by the ancients.

Meaning of Porphyrio porphyrio from wikipedia

- The Australasian swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) is a species of swamphen (Porphyrio) occurring in eastern Indonesia (the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands)...
- The western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a swamphen in the rail family Rallidae, one of the six species of purple swamphen. From the French name...
- The takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), also known as the South Island takahē or notornis, is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand, and the largest...
- gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus), not the Old-World purple gallinule, which is the western swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio). The purple gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)...
- following species: Western swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio, southwest Europe and northwest Africa African swamphen, Porphyrio madagascariensis, sub-Saharan continental...
- swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio African swamphen, Porphyrio madagascariensis Grey-headed swamphen, Porphyrio poliocephalus Black-backed swamphen, Porphyrio indicus...
- Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) is a species of swamphen occurring from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and...
- International as an Important Bird Area, as it is an important site for Porphyrio porphyrio, and 20 other bird species during reproductive season, as well as...
- The white swamphen (Porphyrio albus), also known as the Lord Howe swamphen, Lord Howe gallinule or white gallinule, is an extinct species of rail which...
- Saint Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kafsokalyvite (Gr****: Όσιος Πορφύριος ο Καυσοκαλυβίτης; secular name: Evangelos Bairaktaris (Gr****: Ευάγγελος Μπαϊρακτάρης);...