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Black-backed Swamphen

Porphyrio indicus Horsfield, T 1821

The black-backed swamphen is a species of swamphen occurring from southeast Asia to Sulawesi and Borneo. It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, which it resembles, but has a large shield, black upperparts, and the side of the head is blackish. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Horsfield, T 1821

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

Protonym:
  Porphyrio Indicus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/754927


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3D354C29622C7FD6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3D354C29

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
English:
Black-backed Swamphen
German:
Purpurhuhn
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón Dorsinegro
Finnish:
indonesiansultaanikana
French:
Talève de la Sonde
Croatian:
Indijska sultanka
Japanese (romaji):
seguroseikei
Japanese:
セグロセイケイ
Dutch:
Oosterse Purperkoet
Norwegian:
svartryggsultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk ciemnogrzbiety
Slovak:
sultánka čiernochrbtá
Serbian:
Indijska sultanka
Swedish:
sydöstasiatisk purpurhöna
Chinese:
黑背紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
紫水雞


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black-backed Swamphen ( Porphyrio indicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (Black-backed) ( Porphyrio porphyrio indicus/viridis) [version 1]
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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Bengali: কারাচ঩ঠ কামরভ
Bengali (transliteration): kālāpiṭha kālēma*
German: Mantelhuhn, Purpurhuhn
English: Black-backed Swamphen, Indonesian swamphen, purple swamphen, Purple Swamphen (Black-backed)
Esperanto: Hinda porfirio, nigradorsa porfirio
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Dorsinegro
Finnish: Indonesiansultaanikana
French: Talève, Talève à dos noir, Talève de la Sonde, Talève sultane (à dos noir)
Croatian: Indijska sultanka
Indonesian: Mandar Tunggir-hitam
Japanese (romaji): seguroseikei
Japanese: セグロセイケイ
Scientific: Porphyrio alba indicus, Porphyrio indicus, Porphyrio indicus 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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