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Australian Swamphen

Porphyrio melanotus Temminck, CJ 1820

The Australasian swamphen is a species of swamphen (Porphyrio) occurring in eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, it is known as the pukeko. The species used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Porphyrio
Scientific:
  Porphyrio melanotus


Original description

Citation:
  Temminck, CJ 1820

Reference:
   Manuel Orn. Tabl. Syst. ed.2, part 1 p.701

Protonym:
  Porphyrio melanotus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41003150


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0E0D8AE779C81A86

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0E0D8AE7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0E0D8AE7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 708096

Geographic range:

  • 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
  • Show more...
English:
Australian Swamphen
Danish:
Østlig Sultanhøne
German:
Australpurpurhuhn
Spanish:
Calamón Australiano
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón Australiano
Finnish:
itäaustraliansulttaanikana
French:
Talève australe
Croatian:
Australazijska sultanka
Japanese (romaji):
o-sutorariaseikei
Japanese:
オーストラリアセイケイ
Dutch:
Australische Purperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunryggsultanhøne
Norwegian:
brunryggsultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk ciemny
Portuguese:
camão-australasiático
Russian:
Австралийская султанка
Slovak:
sultánka pukeko
Serbian:
Australazijska sultanka
Swedish:
australisk purpurhöna
Ukrainian:
султанка австралійська
Chinese:
澳洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
紐澳紫水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Eastern Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus)
Clements, version 2021:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Australasian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: ি঄মস্ট্রমর঱ীয় কামরভ
Bengali (transliteration): asṭrēlēśīẏa kālēma*
Danish: Østlig Sultanhøne
German: Australpurpurhuhn, Pukeko
English: Australasian swamphen, Australian Purple Swamphen, Australian Swamphen, Eastern Swamphen, Pukeko, purple swamphen, Purple Swamphen (Australasian), Swamphen
English, HBW: Purple Swamphen (Australasian)
English (IOC): Australasian Swamphen
English (New Zealand): Pukeko
English (United States): Australasian Swamphen
Esperanto: Nigraorela porfirio, purpura porfirio, suda porfirio
Spanish: Calamón Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Australasian Swamphen
Estonian: tõmmu-sultantait
Finnish: Itäaustraliansulttaanikana
French: Talève australe, Talève sultane (australe)
Croatian: Australazijska sultanka
Indonesian: Mandar Australi, Mandar Australia
Japanese (romaji): o-sutorariaseikei
Japanese: オーストラリアセイケイ
Scientific: Porphyrio alba melanotus, Porphyrio melanotos, Porphyrio melanotus, Porphyrio melanotus chathamensis, Porphyrio melanotus melanotus, Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group], Porphyrio porphyrio chathamensis, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotos, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Maori: Pukeko, pūkeko
Dutch: Australische Purperkoet, Porphyrio melanotus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brunryggsultanhøne
Norwegian: brunryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk ciemny
Portuguese: camão-australasiático
Portuguese (Portugal): caimão-australasiano, Camão-australasiático
Russian: Австралийская султанка
Slovak: sultánka pukeko
Samoan: manu ali'i
Serbian: Australazijska sultanka
Swedish: australisk purpurhöna
Turkish: Avustralya sazhorozu
Ukrainian: султанка австралійська
Chinese: 澳洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲紫水雞, 紐澳紫水雞

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