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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0BB84341

Taxonomic 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
English:
King Rail
Czech:
chřástal královský
German:
Königsralle
Danish:
Kongerikse
Spanish:
Rascón elegante
Finnish:
ruosteluhtakana
French:
Râle élégant
Icelandic:
Glæsirella
Italian:
Rallo re
Japanese:
ousamakuina
Japanese:
オウサマクイナ
Dutch:
Koningsral
Norwegian:
Kongerikse
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kongerikse
Polish:
wodnik królewski
Portuguese:
saracura-real
Russian:
Королевский пастушок
Slovak:
chriašteľ kráľovský
Swedish:
kungsrall
Ukrainian:
Пастушок королівський
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)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th 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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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]
Clements, version 2018:
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]
eBird version 2018:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 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 (03/07/2017):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
King Rail ( Rallus elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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]
English (IOC): King Rail
Spanish: Rascón del Este, Rascón elegante
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Agua Dulce
Spanish (Spain): Rascón Elegante
Spanish (HBW): King Rail
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón del Este, Rascón real
Estonian: suur-klaperruik
Finnish: ruosteluhtakana
French: Râle élégant, Râle élégant [elegans or ramsdeni]
Croatian: Kraljevska kokošica
Hungarian: királyguvat
Icelandic: Glæsirella
Italian: Rallo re
Japanese: ousamakuina
Japanese: オウサマクイナ
Scientific: Rallus elegans, Rallus elegans [elegans or ramsdeni], Rallus elegans elegans
Lithuanian: Karališkoji vandeninė vištelė, karališkoji vištelė
Latvian: dižais rallis
Dutch: Koningsral
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongerikse
Norwegian: Kongerikse
Polish: wodnik królewski
Portuguese: saracura-real
Russian: Королевский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ kráľovský
Serbian: Kraljevski petlovan
Swedish: kungsrall
Turkish: Kral Su Kılavuzu
Ukrainian: Пастушок королівський
Chinese: 王秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 王秧雞

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