Definition of purple swamphen
- Spring rain has brought the purple swamphens to the region's roadsides. The bird, which looks like a purple chicken, darts along the side of the road waiting for an opportunity to cross.
- —The Newcastle (Australia) Herald, 2 Nov. 2010
- … out to kill exotic purple swamphens—colorful, nonnative birds that infest a network of stormwater treatment areas constructed by the South Florida Water Management District …
- —Sue Cocking, The Miami Herald, 16 Dec. 2010