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Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen

Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus] (= Porphyrio poliocephalus) (Latham, J 1802)




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1802)

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Gallinula poliocephala


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  32A475C1570F1B97

Avibase ID:
  avibase-32A475C1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/32A475C1


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 708098

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio poliocephalus poliocephalus: India to Sri Lanka, southern China, northern Thailand, and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. An introduced population in Florida (United States) apparently is this subspecies
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus seistanicus: Iraq and s Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan and nw India
  • Porphyrio poliocephalus caspius: Caspian Sea to nw Iran and Turkey
  • 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
  • Porphyrio indicus indicus: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Sulawesi
  • Porphyrio indicus viridis: S Myanmar to s Thailand, s China, Malay Pen. and Indochina
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English:
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen
French:
Talève à tête grise, T. australe ou T. de la Sonde


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanopterus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanopterus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanopterus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanopterus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus])
Clements 3rd edition:
Purple Coot ( Porphyrio poliocephalus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Purple Coot ( Porphyrio poliocephalus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Porphyrio poliocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Porphyrio poliocephalus [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Porphyrio poliocephalus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Porphyrio [porphyrio, poliocephalus, melanotus, indicus or pulverulentus]

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Other synonyms

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Danish: Indisk Sultanhøne
English: Grey-headed, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen, Purple Coot
Esperanto: Grizkapa porfirio
Estonian: lasuur-sultantait
Finnish: intiansulttaanikana
French: Talève à tête grise, Talève à tête grise, T. australe ou T. à dos noir, Talève à tête grise, T. australe ou T. de la Sonde, Talève sultane (à tête grise)
Italian: Pollo sultano testagrigia
Scientific: Gallinula poliocephala, Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanopterus or indicus], Porphyrio [poliocephalus, melanotus or indicus], Porphyrio poliocephalus, Porphyrio poliocephalus poliocephalus, Porphyrio porphyrio poliocephalus
Dutch: Grijskoppurperkoet
Polish: modrzyk siwoglowy
Russian: Султанская курица
Slovak: sultánka brahmanská
Swedish: gråhuvad purpurhöna
Tamil: Neela Thazhai Kozhi

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