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King Rail
Rallus elegans Audubon, 1834
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Rallus

Scientific:
  Rallus elegans

Citation:
  Audubon, 1834

Reference:
  BirdsAm. 3 pl.203 1835Orn.Biogr. 3 p.27

Protonym:
  Rallus elegans

Avibase ID:
  0BB84341D8AE9B6E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176207


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Rallus elegans elegans: E Canada and ne US; winters to e Mexico
  • Rallus elegans ramsdeni: Cuba and Isle of Pines
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  King Rail
Czech:
  chřástal královský
German:
  Königsralle
Danish:
  Kongerikse
Spanish:
  Rascón elegante
Finnish:
  ruosteluhtakana
French:
  Râle élégant
Icelandic:
  King Rail
Italian:
  Rallo re
Japanese:
  ousamakuina
Japanese:
  オウサマクイナ
Dutch:
  Koningsral
Norwegian:
  Kongerikse
Polish:
  wodnik królewski
Portuguese:
  saracura-real
Portuguese (Brazil):
  King Rail
Russian:
  Королевский пастушок
Slovak:
  chriašteľ kráľovský
Swedish:
  kungsrall
Chinese:
  王秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   King Rail [elegans or ramsdeni] ( Rallus elegans [elegans or ramsdeni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.02:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.03:
   King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Rallus [elegans or tenuirostris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: Rascló elegant
Czech: chřástal královský
Danish: Kongerikse
German: Königsralle
English: King Rail, King Rail [elegans or ramsdeni]
Spanish: Rascón elegante
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Agua Dulce
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón real
Estonian: suur-klaperruik
Finnish: ruosteluhtakana
French: Râle élégant, Râle élégant [elegans or ramsdeni]
Hungarian: királyguvat
Italian: Rallo re
Japanese: ousamakuina
Japanese: オウサマクイナ
Latin: Rallus elegans, Rallus elegans [elegans or ramsdeni], Rallus elegans elegans
Lithuanian: Karališkoji vandeninė vištelė, karališkoji vištelė
Latvian: dižais rallis
Dutch: Koningsral
Norwegian: Kongerikse
Polish: wodnik królewski
Portuguese: saracura-real
Russian: Королевский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ kráľovský
Swedish: kungsrall
Chinese: 王秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 王秧雞

 

         

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