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Definition of Porphyrio porphyrio
Porphyrio porphyrioGallinule 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
melanotus) is a species
in eastern Indonesia
(the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands)...
- The western swamphen
) is a swamphen
in the rail family
Rallidae, one of the six species
swamphen. From the French
- The takahē (Porphyrio
hochstetteri), also known
as the South Island
takahē or notornis, is a flightless
to New Zealand, and the largest...
martinicus), not the Old-World purple
is the western swamphen
). The purple gallinule
swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio
, southwest Europe
and northwest Africa African
madagascariensis, sub-Saharan continental...
- swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio African
swamphen, Porphyrio madagascariensis
Grey-headed swamphen, Porphyrio poliocephalus
Black-backed swamphen, Porphyrio
- Grey-headed swamphen
poliocephalus) is a species
of swamphen occurring
from the Middle
East and the Indian subcontinent
to southern China
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
albus), also known
as the Lord Howe swamphen, Lord Howe gallinule
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);...
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