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White-breasted Waterhen
Amaurornis phoenicurus (Pennant, 1769)
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Amaurornis

Scientific:
  Amaurornis phoenicurus

Citation:
  (Pennant, 1769)

Reference:
  Indn.Zool. p.10 pl.9

Protonym:
  Gallinula phoenicurus

Avibase ID:
  F53518E3D78616E7

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176385

Geographic range:

  • Amaurornis phoenicurus [phoenicurus or javanica]: S Asia, Malay Archipelago and Philippine Islands
  • Amaurornis phoenicurus insularis: Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Amaurornis phoenicurus midnicobaricus: Central Nicobar Islands
  • Amaurornis phoenicurus leucomelana: Sulawesi, w Moluccas and Lesser Sundas
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White-breasted Waterhen
Czech:
  chřástal běloprsý
German:
  Weißbrust-Kielralle
Danish:
  Hvidbrystet Rørhøne
Spanish:
  Gallineta Pechiblanca
Finnish:
  ojasuokana
French:
  Râle à poitrine blanche
Icelandic:
  White-breasted Waterhen
Italian:
  Rallo acquaiolo pettobianco
Japanese:
  shiroharakuina
Japanese:
  シロハラクイナ
Dutch:
  Witborstwaterhoen
Norwegian:
  Hvitbrystrikse
Polish:
  bagiewnik bialopiersny
Portuguese:
  Galinha-d'água-de-peito-branco
Portuguese (Brazil):
  White-breasted Waterhen
Russian:
  Белогрудый погоныш
Slovak:
  chriašť bieloprsý
Swedish:
  vattenhöna
Chinese:
  白胸苦恶鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Râle à poitrine blanche ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Râle à poitrine blanche ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-breasted Water Hen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-breasted Water Hen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Amaurornis phoenicurus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Amaurornis phoenicurus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Amaurornis phoenicurus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-breasted Waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Amaurornis phoenicurus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Amaurornis phoenicurus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Amaurornis [phoenicurus or olivacea] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Bengali: ধলাবুক ডাহুক
Catalan: Polla pitblanca
Cebuano: korowakwak
Czech: chřástal běloprsý, Slípka beloprsá
Danish: Hvidbrystet Rørhøne
German: Weissbrustkielralle, Weißbrust-Kielralle
English: White breasted swamphen, White-breasted Bush-hen, White-breasted Swamphen, White-breasted Water Hen, White-breasted Waterhen, White-brested waterhen
Spanish: Gallineta de Pecho Blanco, Gallineta Pechiblanca
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta Pechiblanca
Estonian: valgerind-huik
Persian: طاووسک سینه‌سفید
Finnish: Ojasuokana
French: Marouette à poitrine blanche, Râle à poitrine blanche
Hindi: Kanan kozhi
Hungarian: fehérmellű lápityúk
Indonesian: Burung Kareo, Burung Kareo Padi, Kareo, Kareo padi, Totokeo
Italian: Gallinella d'acqua pettobianco, Rallo acquaiolo pettobianco
Japanese: shiro-hara kuina, shiroharakuina, Shirohara-kuina
Japanese: シロハラクィナ, シロハラクイナ
Japanese (Kanji): 白腹水鶏, 白腹秧鶏
Korean: 흰배뜸부기
Korean (Transliteration): huin-bae-tteumbugi
Latin: Amaurornis phoenicurus, Amaurornis phoenicurus chinensis, Gallinula phoenicurus
Lithuanian: Baltakrūtė žaliasnapė vištelė, baltakrūtis amaurornis, Dūminė vištelė
Latvian: baltkrūšu ormanītis
Malayalam: കുളക്കോഴി  
Mongolian: Цагааномруут түнжүүхэй
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠮᠣᠷᠣᠣᠲᠣ ᠲᠦᠨᠵᠦᠭᠡᠬᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠱᠠᠯᠪᠠ ᠬᠠᠨᠴᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Тарач, Шалбаа ханчир
Mongolian (Transliteration): shalbaa khanchir, tarach, tsag aaŋ-omruut tüŋjüükhei
Mamasa: kurodo
Malay: Ayam-ayam, Burung Kuar(an), Burung Ruah-ruah, Burung Ruak-ruak, Burung Uwak-uwak, Ruak-Ruak
Dutch: Witborstwaterhoen
Norwegian: Hvitbrystrikse
Polish: bagiewnik bialopiersny, Bagiewnik białopierśny
Pinyin: bái-fù yāng-jī, bái-liǎn yāng-jī, bái-miàn-jī, bái-xiōng hēi shuǐ-jī, bái-xiōng kǔ-è-niǎo, bái-xiōng yāng-jī, bái-xiōng yāng-niǎo, gū-è-jī, kǔ-è-niǎo
Portuguese: Galinha-d'água-de-peito-branco
Portuguese (Portugal): Franga-d'água-de-peito-branco
Russian: Белогрудая зеленоклювая камышница, белогрудый малый пастушок, Белогрудый погоныш, Погоныш белогрудый
Slovak: chriašť bieloprsý, chriašteľ bielotvárový
Swedish: Vattenhöna
Tamil: Kambul Kozhi
Thai: นกกวัก
Thai (Transliteration): nók kwàk
Turkish: ak suratlı suyelvesi, Ak-suratlı Suyelvesi
Vietnamese: Chim Cuốc ngực trắng, Cuốc ngực trắng
Chinese: 姑恶鸡, 白胸秧鸟, 白胸秧鸡, 白胸苦恶鸟, 白胸苦恶鸡, 白胸苦惡鳥, 白胸黑水鸡, 白脸秧鸡, 白腹秧雞 , 白面鸡, 苦恶鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 姑惡雞, 白胸秧雞, 白胸秧鳥, 白胸苦惡鳥, 白胸黑水雞, 白臉秧雞, 白面雞, 苦惡鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白腹秧雞
Chinese (Taiwan): 白腹秧鸡

 

         

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