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Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen (Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus]) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae

Scientific:
  Porphyrio porphyrio
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Fulica Porphyrio

Avibase ID:
  B85A0398DA91EBD0

Taxomic Serial Number:

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio porphyrio: Iberian Peninsula and nw Africa
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus: India to Sri Lanka, s China, n Thailand, Andaman, Nicobar is.
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus poliocephalus: India to Sri Lanka, s China, n Thailand, Andaman, Nicobar is.
  • 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: Australia, New Zealand, Kermadec and Chatham Is.
  • 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: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Sulawesi
  • 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 2012

English:
  Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen
Czech:
  slípka modrá
German:
  Purpurhuhn
Danish:
  Sultanhøne
Spanish:
  Calamón Común
Finnish:
  sulttaanikana
French:
  Talève sultane, T. à tête grise, T. australe, T. à dos noir ou T. des Philippines
Icelandic:
  Bláhæna
Italian:
  Pollo sultano
Japanese:
  Seikei
Japanese:
  セイケイ
Dutch:
  Purperkoet
Norwegian:
  Sultanhøne
Polish:
  modrzyk
Portuguese:
  Caimão
Russian:
  Султанка
Slovak:
  sultánka modrá
Swedish:
  Purpurhöna
Chinese:
  紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus])
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: this taxon has now been split

This taxon is a subspecies of Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis]

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootkoningriethaan
Arabic: دجاجة السلطان
Azerbaijani: Soltan toyuğu
Catalan: Polla blava
Catalan (Balears): Gall faver
Czech: slípka modrá
Danish: Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn
Greek: Σουλτανοπουλάδα
Greek (Cypriot): Σουλτανοπουλλάδα
English: Purple Swamphen, Purple, Grey-headed, Australian, Black-backed or Philippine Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón Común
Estonian: Sultantait
Basque: Uroilo urdina
Finnish: sulttaanikana
Faroese: Brandnev
French: Talève sultane, Talève sultane, T. à tête grise, T. australe, T. à dos noir ou T. des Philippines
Irish: Cearcóg chorcra
Galician: Polla blava
Hebrew: פורפיריה
Hindi: Tanneer kozhi
Hungarian: Kék fú
Armenian: Սուլ անական Հավ
Indonesian: Mandar Besar
Icelandic: Bláhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano
Japanese: Seikei
Japanese: セイケイ
Georgian: ხონთქრის ქათამი
Kazakh: Кєкмандай
Latin: Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus], Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus], Porphyrio porphyrio
Lithuanian: Sultonvištė
Malagasy: Vatry
Maori: pukeko
Malayalam: നീലക്കോഴി  ?
Malay: Pangling
Maltese: Faġan tal-Baħar
Dutch: Purperkoet
Norwegian: Sultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk, modrzyk (zwyczajny)
Portuguese: Caimão, Camão
Romansh: Pulsauna sultana
Russian: Султанка
Slovak: sultánka modrá
Slovenian: afriška sultanka
Swedish: Purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Thai: นกอีโก้ง
Turkish: Sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Султанка
Vietnamese: Xít
Chinese: 紫水鸡

 

         

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