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Gough Island Moorhen

Gallinula comeri (Allen, JA 1892)

The Gough moorhen is a medium-sized, almost flightless bird that is similar to the common moorhen, but is smaller, stockier, and has shorter wings. The bird has a distinctive yellow-tipped red bill and red frontal shield. Its first account was written in 1888 by the polar explorer George Comer, whom the specific name comeri commemorates. This bird is found only on two remote islands in the South Atlantic. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Gallinula
Scientific:
  Gallinula comeri


Original description

Citation:
  (Allen, JA 1892)

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

Protonym:
  Porphyriornis comeri

Link:
  https://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/789


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  28501BF5D9FB4819

Avibase ID:
  avibase-28501BF5

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
Catalan:
Polla de l'illa Gough
Czech:
slípka goughská
Danish:
Goughrørhøne
German:
Goughteichhuhn
Spanish:
Gallineta de Gough
Spanish (Spain):
Gallineta de Gough
French:
Gallinule de Gough
Croatian:
velika mlakuša
Hungarian:
gough-szigeti vízityúk
Italian:
Gallinella di Gough
Japanese:
ゴフバン
Dutch:
Goughwaterhoen
Norwegian:
tussoksivhøne (comeri)
Polish:
kokoszka południowa
Portuguese:
galinha-de-água-da-gonçalo-álvares
Russian:
Гофская камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka krátkokrídla
Serbian:
Barska kokica sa Guovog ostrva
Swedish:
goughrörhöna
Ukrainian:
курочка короткокрила
Chinese:
果夫岛黑水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
格魯斯水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula 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]
Clements, version 2019:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Tristan Moorhen (Gough) ( Gallinula nesiotis comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
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 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 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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gough Island Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Porphyriornis comeri [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula comeri) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Gough Moorhen ( Gallinula 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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Bengali: গপ দ্বীম঩য ঩ানভুযচগ
Bengali (transliteration): gapha dbīpēra pānamuragi
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, HBW: Gough Moorhen
English (IOC): Gough Moorhen
English (United States): Gough Moorhen
Esperanto: Comer-galinolo, Galinolo de insulo Gough, Komera galinolo
Spanish: Gallineta de Gough, Gallineta de Gough (comeri)
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta de Gough, 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), Gallinule de Tristan da Cunha (de Gough)
Croatian: velika mlakuša
Hungarian: gough-szigeti vízityúk
Italian: Gallinella di Gough
Japanese (romaji): torisutanban (comeri)
Japanese: ゴフバン, 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
Portuguese: galinha-de-água-da-gonçalo-álvares
Portuguese (Portugal): galinha-d'água-de-gough
Russian: Гофская камышница
Slovak: sliepočka krátkokrídla
Serbian: Barska kokica sa Guovog ostrva
Swedish: goughrörhöna
Turkish: Gough sutavuğu, Tristan Saz Tavuğu
Ukrainian: курочка короткокрила
Chinese: 果夫岛黑水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 格魯斯水雞

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