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Lord Howe Island Swamphen

Porphyrio albus (Shaw, 1790)

The Lord Howe Swamphen or White Gallinule, Porphyrio albus, was a large bird in the family Rallidae endemic to Lord Howe Island, Australia. It was similar to the Purple Swamphen, but with shorter and more robust legs and toes. Its plumage was white, sometimes with a few blue feathers, and it was probably flightless, like its other close relative the Takahe. Similar, entirely blue birds were also described, but it is not clear if they belong to this species or are simply Purple Swamphens (which can also be found on the island). The feathers on the two extant skins are white. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio albus

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1790)

Reference:
  J.voy.NewS.Wales[White] p.238

Protonym:
  Fulica alba

Avibase ID:
  1A365A3F18B12C80

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1A365A3F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176389


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio albus: Formerly Lord Howe I. Extinct; last reported 1834
English:
Lord Howe Island Swamphen
Czech:
slípka bělavá
German:
Lord-Howe-Purpurhuhn
Danish:
Hvid Sultanhøne
Spanish:
Calamón blanco
Finnish:
valkosulttaanikana
French:
Talève de Lord Howe
Icelandic:
Hvíthæna
Italian:
Pollo sultano di Lord Howe
Japanese:
ro-dohauseikei
Japanese:
ロードハウセイケイ
Dutch:
Lord-Howepurperkoet
Norwegian:
Hvittakahe
Polish:
modrzyk maly
Portuguese:
Galinhola-branca
Russian:
Белая султанка
Slovak:
sultánka malá
Swedish:
vit purpurhöna
Ukrainian:
Султанка біла
Chinese:
新不列颠紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White Gallinule ( Porphyrio albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Talève de Lord Howe ( Porphyrio albus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Talève de Lord Howe ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 1st edition:
African Purple Gallinule ( Porphyrio alba)
Clements 3rd edition:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 4th edition:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2015:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2016:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2017:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2018:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Clements, version 2019:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.50:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.52:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.53:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.54:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 1.55:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2015:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2016:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2017:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2018:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
eBird version 2019:
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Lord Howe Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
James Lee Peters:
Porphyrio albus
James Lee Peters (original):
Porphyrio albus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Porphyrio albus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Lord Howe Island Swamphen ( Porphyrio albus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio albus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio albus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Polla blanca
Czech: slípka bělavá
Danish: Hvid Sultanhøne
German: Lord Howe Purpurhuhn, Lord Howepurpurhuhn, Lord -Howe-Purpurhuhn, Lord-Howe-Purpurhuhn
English: African Purple Gallinule, Lord Howe Island Swamphen, Lord Howe Purple Gallinule, Lord Howe Swamphen, White Gallinule, White Swamphen
English (IOC): White Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón blanco, Calamón de Lord Howe
Spanish (Spain): Calamón de Lord Howe
Spanish (HBW): Lord Howe Swamphen
Estonian: valge-sultantait
Finnish: Lordhowensaarensulttaanikana, valkosulttaanikana
French: Poule de Lord Howe, Talève de Lord Howe
Hungarian: Lord Howe-szigeti fú
Icelandic: Hvíthæna
Italian: Pollo sultano di Lord Howe
Japanese: roadohauseikei, ro-dohauseikei
Japanese: ロアドハウセイケイ, ロードハウセイケイ
Scientific: Fulica alba, Porhyrio albus, Porphyrio alba, Porphyrio albus, Porphyrio porphyrio albus
Lithuanian: Baltoji sultonvištė
Dutch: Lord-Howepurperkoet
Norwegian: Hvittakahe
Polish: modrzyk maly, modrzyk mały
Portuguese: Galinhola-branca
Russian: Белая султанка
Slovak: sultánka malá
Serbian: Sultanka sa ostrva Lord Hau
Swedish: Vit purpurhöna
Ukrainian: Султанка біла
Chinese: 新不列颠紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 羅豪島白水雞, 羅豪島白水雞1834滅絕〔白水雞〕

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