"I've never seen a purple cow
and never hope to see one..."
Here is a new bird for me - which is always exciting. This is not a "common" swamp hen (moorhen) here, and not a rail. It really is this purple.
I watched it splash around and groom itself; here is a sample (8-second video)
This species "swims like a duck but walks like a chicken" on top of lilies or other water vegetation. (Strong toes!)