Waterhen or Swamphen

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Cropped ©WikiC

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Cropped ©WikiC

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Leviticus 11:18
(BBE) And the water-hen and the pelican and the vulture;
(ERV) water hens, pelicans, carrion vultures,
(ISV) water-hen, pelican, carrion,
(MSG) water hen, pelican, Egyptian vulture,
(NRSV) the water hen, the desert owl, the carrion vulture,
(DRA) And the swan, and the bittern, and the porphyrion,


Today a Waterhen would be found in the Rallidae – Rails, Crakes & Coots Family.

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