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purple swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian coot, Fulia atra

errgngol (inh -)
minha wele thantha
in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola
in Pakanh

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Purple swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio

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Coot, Fulica atra

The purple swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio and the coot, Fulica atra (family Rallidae), are swamp country birds where they graze feeding on acquatic weeds. Both have short beaks and a frontal shield on the forehead, the swamphen's being red and the coot's being white. The swamphen is mostly purple and the coot is mostly black.

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