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This is a disambiguation page. A number of articles are associated with the title Purple Swamphen.
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Not to be confused with Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica.

Purple Swamphen may refer to one of six species previously considered conspecific under the name Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio):

Note that many birds in Indonesia (at least) show a mix of plumage characters. Mitochondrial DNA lineages do not cluster with the divisions above. These are arguments for maintaining a single polytypic species [1].


  1. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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