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Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis] (= Porphyrio porphyrio) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio porphyrio

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.152

Protonym:
  Fulica Porphyrio

Avibase ID:
  AC1E791EF6C92723

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176390

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio porphyrio: Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa (Morocco to Tunisia)
  • Porphyrio madagascariensis: Egypt, Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus poliocephalus: India to Sri Lanka, southern China, northern Thailand, and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. An introduced population in Florida (United States) apparently is this subspecies
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus seistanicus: Iraq and s Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan and nw India
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus caspius: Caspian Sea to nw Iran and Turkey
  • Porphyrio pulverulentus: Karekelong I. (Talaud Islands) and Philippine Islands
  • Porphyrio melanotus melanotus: Australia, New Zealand, Kermadec and Chatham Is.
  • Porphyrio melanotus bellus: Extreme sw Australia
  • Porphyrio melanotus melanopterus: Moluccas and Lesser Sundas to Aru Islands and New Guinea
  • Porphyrio melanotus pelewensis: Palau Islands (Koror and Anguar)
  • Porphyrio melanotus samoensis: Admiralty Is. to Samoa, New Caledonia, Solomon Is. and Fiji
  • Porphyrio indicus indicus: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Sulawesi
  • Porphyrio indicus viridis: S Myanmar to s Thailand, s China, Malay Pen. and Indochina
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen
Czech:
  slípka modrá
German:
  Purpurhuhn
Danish:
  Sultanhøne
Spanish:
  Calamón Común
Finnish:
  sulttaanikana
French:
  Talève sultane
Icelandic:
  Bláhæna
Italian:
  Pollo sultano
Japanese:
  seikei
Japanese:
  セイケイ
Dutch:
  Purperkoet
Norwegian:
  Sultanhøne
Polish:
  modrzyk
Portuguese:
  Caimão
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Purple Swamphen
Russian:
  Султанка
Slovak:
  sultánka modrá
Swedish:
  Purpurhöna
Chinese:
  紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Talève sultane ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Talève sultane ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   swamphen sp. ( Porphyrio sp. (swamphen sp.))
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Related taxa

Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootkoningriethaan
Arabic: دجاجة السلطان
Azerbaijani: Soltan toyuğu
Bengali: বেগুনি কালেম
Catalan: Gall faver, Polla blava, Polla blava comuna
Catalan (Balears): Gall faver
Cebuano: karab-abuhon
Czech: Slípka modrá
Danish: Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn, Purpurralle
Greek: Σουλτανοπουλάδα
Greek (Cypriot): Σουλτανοπουλλάδα
English: Blue coot, King Reedhen, Pukeko, Purple Coot, Purple Gallinule, Purple Moorhen, Purple swamp hen, Purple Swamphen, Purple Swamp-hen, Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen, Sultan hen, Swamp hen, Swamphen, swamphen sp.
Spanish: Calamón Común
Estonian: sultantait
Basque: Polla blava, Uroilo urdina
Finnish: Sulttaanikana
Faroese: Brandnev
French: Porphyrion bleu, Poule sultane, Poule sultane bleue, Poule-sultane, Talève poule-sultane, Talève sultane, Talève sultane ou T. de Madagascar
Irish: Cearcóg chorcra
Galician: Camón, Polla blava
Hebrew: פורפיריה
Hindi: Tanneer kozhi
Hungarian: Kék fú
Armenian: [Sultanakan Huv ], Սուլ անական Հավ, Սուլթանական Հավ
Indonesian: Burung Mandar Besar, Mandar Besar
Icelandic: Bláhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano, Pollo sultano comune
Japanese: seikei
Japanese: セイケイ
Japanese (Kanji): 青鶏
Georgian: პორფირიონი, ხონთქრის ქათამი
Kazakh: Кєкмандай
Latin: Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis], Porphyrio alba, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio sp. (swamphen sp.)
Lithuanian: Sultonvištė
Malagasy: Talecana, Talevanabe, Vatry
Maori: pukeko, Pu-keko
Malayalam: നീലക്കോഴി  ?
Malay: Ayam Air, Burung Pang(u)lin, Burung Pangling, Burung Pangling Ungu, Pangling
Maltese: Faġan tal-Baħar
Dutch: Purperkoet, Purpurkoet
Norwegian: Sultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk
Pinyin: zǐ shuǐ-jī
Portuguese: Caimão, Camão
Romansh: Pulsauna sultana
Russian: Sultanka, Султанка
Slovak: sliepočka modrá, sultánka modrá
Slovenian: afriška sultanka, sultanka
Swedish: Purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Thai: นกอีโก้ง
Thai (Transliteration): nók ii-kôoŋ
Turkish: Sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Султанка , Султанська курка
Vietnamese: Chim Cuồng, Chim Trích, Chim Xít, Xít
Chinese: 紫水雞, 紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 紫水雞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紫水雞
Chinese (Taiwan): 紫水鸡

 

         

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