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Dusky Moorhen

Gallinula tenebrosa Gould, J 1846

The dusky moorhen is a bird species in the rail family and is one of the eight extant species in the moorhen genus. It occurs in India, Australia, New Guinea, Borneo and Indonesia. It is often confused with the purple swamphen and the Eurasian coot due to similar appearance and overlapping distributions. They often live alongside birds in the same genus, such as the Tasmanian nativehen and the common moorhen. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Gallinula
Scientific:
  Gallinula tenebrosa


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1846

Reference:
   Birds Austral. [Gould] pt22 pl.14

Protonym:
  Gallinula tenebrosa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48400879


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0BA183A7E9B3EC2E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0BA183A7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0BA183A7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176288

Geographic range:

  • Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa: Locally in sw and e Australia and Tasmania
  • Gallinula tenebrosa frontata: SE Borneo to Sulawesi, s Moluccas, L Sundas, se New Guinea
  • Gallinula tenebrosa neumanni: N New Guinea
English:
Dusky Moorhen
Catalan:
Polla endolada
Czech:
slípka tmavá
Danish:
Mørk Rørhøne
German:
Papuateichhuhn
Spanish:
Gallineta Enlutada
Spanish (Spain):
Gallineta Enlutada
Finnish:
tummaliejukana
French:
Gallinule sombre
Croatian:
mrka mlakuša
Hungarian:
pápua vízityúk
Icelandic:
Hrjósturhæna
Italian:
Gallinella fosca
Japanese (romaji):
nettaiban
Japanese:
ネッタイバン
Lithuanian:
tamsioji vištelė
Dutch:
Zwart Waterhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australsivhøne
Norwegian:
Australsivhøne
Polish:
kokoszka ciemna
Portuguese:
galinha-d'água-enlutado
Russian:
Тёмная камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka tmavá
Serbian:
Australijska barska kokica
Swedish:
mörk rörhöna
Ukrainian:
Курочка чорна
Chinese:
暗色水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
烏水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Dusky Moorhen ( Gallinula tenebrosa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Gallinule sombre ( Gallinula tenebrosa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Polla endolada
Czech: Slípka tmavá
Danish: Mørk Rørhøne
German: Papuateichhuhn
English: Black Moorhen, Dusky Gallinule, Dusky Moorhen
English, HBW: Dusky Moorhen
English (IOC): Dusky Moorhen
English (United States): Dusky Moorhen
Esperanto: Sombra galinolo, tenebra galinolo
Spanish: Gallereta Parda, Gallineta Enlutada
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta Enlutada
Spanish (HBW): Dusky Moorhen
Estonian: tumetait
Finnish: Tummaliejukana
French: Gallinule sombre, Poule d'eau d'Australasie
Croatian: mrka mlakuša
Hungarian: pápua vízityúk
Indonesian: Mandar Kelam
Icelandic: Hrjósturhæna
Italian: Gallinella d'acqua zamperosse, Gallinella fosca
Japanese (romaji): nettaiban
Japanese: ネッタイバン
Scientific: Gallinula tenebrosa, Gallinula tenebrosa tenebrosa
Lithuanian: Tamsioji nendrinė vištelė, tamsioji vištelė
Dutch: Zwart Waterhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australsivhøne
Norwegian: Australsivhøne
Polish: kokoszka ciemna
Portuguese: Frango-d'água-enlutado, galinha-d'água-enlutado
Portuguese (Portugal): galinha-d'água-escura, Galinha-d'água-sombria
Russian: Тёмная камышница, Тёмная новозеландская камышница
Slovak: sliepočka tmavá
Serbian: Australijska barska kokica, Siva barska kokica
Swedish: Mörk rörhöna
Turkish: Karaca Saz Tavuğu, Karaca sutavuğu
Ukrainian: Курочка чорна
Chinese: 暗色水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 烏水雞

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