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Australian Swamphen
Porphyrio melanotus Temminck, 1820
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio melanotus

Citation:
  Temminck, 1820

Reference:
  Man.Orn.[Temminck].ed.2 2 p.701

Protonym:
  Porphyrio melanotus

Avibase ID:
  0E0D8AE779C81A86

Taxomic 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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Australian Swamphen
German:
  Pukeko
Danish:
  Østlig Sultanhøne
Finnish:
  itäaustraliansulttaanikana
French:
  Talève australe
Japanese:
  o-sutorariaseikei
Japanese:
  オーストラリアセイケイ
Dutch:
  Australische Purperkoet
Norwegian:
  brunryggsultanhøne
Polish:
  modrzyk ciemny
Slovak:
  sultánka pukeko
Swedish:
  australisk purpurhöna


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Australian Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus) [version 1]
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]
Clements 1st edition:
   Eastern Swamphen ( Porphyrio melanotus)
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]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group])
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group])
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group])
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Swamphen (Australasian) ( Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group])
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]
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]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

Danish: Østlig Sultanhøne
German: Pukeko
English: Australasian swamphen, Australian Purple Swamphen, Australian Swamphen, Eastern Swamphen, Pukeko, purple swamphen, Purple Swamphen (Australasian), Swamphen
English (New Zealand): Pukeko
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Australiano
Estonian: tõmmu-sultantait
Finnish: Itäaustraliansulttaanikana
French: Talève australe
Croatian: Australazijska sultanka
Indonesian: Mandar Australi, Mandar Australia
Japanese: o-sutorariaseikei
Japanese: オーストラリアセイケイ
Latin: Porphyrio alba melanotus, Porphyrio melanotos, Porphyrio melanotus, Porphyrio porphyrio [melanotus Group], Porphyrio porphyrio chathamensis, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotos, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Maori: Pukeko
Dutch: Australische Purperkoet, Porphyrio melanotus
Norwegian: brunryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk ciemny
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão-australasiático
Slovak: sultánka pukeko
Samoan: manu ali'i
Serbian: Australazijska sultanka
Swedish: australisk purpurhöna
Turkish: Avustralya sazhorozu
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲紫水雞

 

         

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