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Gough Island Moorhen

Gallinula comeri (Allen, JA, 1892)

The Gough Moorhen, Gallinula comeri, is a medium-sized, almost flightless bird that is similar to the Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), but is smaller, stockier, and has shorter wings. The bird has a distinctive bill that is reddish with a yellow tip. Its first account was written by the polar explorer George Comer in 1888. This bird is found only on two remote islands in the South Atlantic. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Gallinula

Scientific:
  Gallinula comeri

Citation:
  (Allen, JA, 1892)

Reference:
  Bull.Am.Mus.Nat.Hist. 4 no.1 p.57

Protonym:
  Porphyriornis comeri

Avibase ID:
  28501BF5D9FB4819

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/28501BF5

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 708104


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Gallinula comeri: Gough I. (South Atlantic Ocean). Introduced to Tristan da Cunha in 1956
English:
Gough Island Moorhen
Czech:
slípka goughská
German:
Goughteichhuhn
Danish:
Goughrørhøne
Spanish:
Gallineta de Gough
French:
Gallinule de Gough
Italian:
Gallinella di Gough
Japanese:
torisutanban (comeri)
Japanese:
トリスタンバン (comeri)
Dutch:
Goughwaterhoen
Polish:
kokoszka poludniowa
Russian:
Гофская камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka krátkokrídla
Swedish:
goughrörhöna
Chinese:
果夫岛黑水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Gallinule de Gough ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gough Island Moorhen ( Porphyriornis comeri) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Gough Island Moorhen ( Porphyriornis comeri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
eBird version 1.55:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
eBird version 2015:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
eBird version 2016:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
eBird version 2017:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
eBird version 2018:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Gough Gallinule ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula nesiotis comeri [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallinula comeri [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gallinula [nesiotis or comeri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Polla de l'illa Gough
Czech: slípka goughská
Danish: Goughrørhøne
German: Goughteichhuhn, Gough-Teichhuhn
English: common moorhen, Gough Gallinule, Gough Island Moorhen, Gough Moorhen, Tristan Moorhen (Gough)
English (IOC): Gough Moorhen
Spanish: Gallineta de Gough
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta de Gough (comeri)
Spanish (HBW): Tristan Moorhen (Gough)
Estonian: gough'i tait
French: Gallinule de Gough, Gallinule de Tristan (comeri), Gallinule de Tristan (Gough)
Hungarian: gough-szigeti vízityúk
Italian: Gallinella di Gough
Japanese: torisutanban (comeri)
Japanese: トリスタンバン (comeri)
Scientific: Gallinula comeri, Gallinula nesiotis comeri, Porphyriornis comeri, Porphyriornis nesiotis comeri
Dutch: Goughwaterhoen, Tristanwaterhoen (comeri)
Norwegian: tussoksivhøne (comeri)
Polish: kokoszka poludniowa, kokoszka południowa
Russian: Гофская камышница
Slovak: sliepočka krátkokrídla
Swedish: goughrörhöna
Turkish: Tristan Saz Tavuğu
Chinese: 果夫岛黑水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 格魯斯水雞

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