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Black-backed Swamphen
Porphyrio indicus Horsfield, 1821
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio indicus

Citation:
  Horsfield, 1821

Reference:
  Trans.Linn.Soc.London (1) 13 p.194

Protonym:
  Porphyrio Indicus

Avibase ID:
  3D354C29622C7FD6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3D354C29

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 708093

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio indicus indicus: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Sulawesi
  • Porphyrio indicus viridis: S Myanmar to s Thailand, s China, Malay Pen. and Indochina
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Black-backed Swamphen
German:
  Purpurhuhn
Finnish:
  indonesiansultaanikana
French:
  Talève à dos noir
Japanese:
  seguroseikei
Japanese:
  セグロセイケイ
Dutch:
  Oosterse Purperkoet
Norwegian:
  svartryggsultanhøne
Polish:
  modrzyk ciemnogrzbiety
Slovak:
  sultánka čiernochrbtá
Swedish:
  sydöstasiatisk purpurhöna
Chinese:
  黑背紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis)
eBird version 1.53:
   Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis)
eBird version 1.54:
   Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis)
eBird version 1.55:
   Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis)
eBird version 2015:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other related concepts
Other synonyms

German: Mantelhuhn, Purpurhuhn
English: Black-backed Swamphen, Indonesian swamphen, purple swamphen, Purple Swamphen (Black-backed)
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Dorsinegro
Finnish: Indonesiansultaanikana
French: Talève, Talève à dos noir
Croatian: Indijska sultanka
Indonesian: Mandar Tunggir-hitam
Japanese: seguroseikei
Japanese: セグロセイケイ
Latin: Porphyrio alba indicus, Porphyrio indicus, Porphyrio porphyrio indicus, Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis, Porphyrio porphyrio viridis/indicus
Dutch: Oosterse Purperkoet, Porphyrio indicus
Norwegian: svartryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk ciemnogrzbiety
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão-de-dorso-preto
Slovak: sultánka čiernochrbtá, sultánka tmavochrbtá
Serbian: Indijska sultanka
Swedish: sydöstasiatisk purpurhöna
Turkish: kara sırtlı sazhorozu
Chinese: 黑背紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 紫水雞

 

         

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