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Philippine Swamphen

Porphyrio pulverulentus Temminck, 1826

The Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. Also known locally as the Pūkeko, African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot. From its French name talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana Bird. This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio pulverulentus

Citation:
  Temminck, 1826

Reference:
  Pl.Col. livr.68 pl.405

Protonym:
  Porphyrio pulverulentus

Avibase ID:
  62092383348D8313

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/62092383

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 708100

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio pulverulentus: Karekelong I. (Talaud Islands) and Philippine Islands
English:
Philippine Swamphen
German:
Philippinisches Purpurhuhn
Danish:
Filippinsk Sultanhøne
Spanish:
Calamón Filipino
Finnish:
filippiiniensulttaanikana
French:
Talève des Philippines
Italian:
Pollo sultano delle Filippine
Japanese:
firipinseikei
Japanese:
フィリピンセイケイ
Dutch:
Filipijnse Purperkoet
Norwegian:
bleksultanhøne
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bleiksultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk brązowogrzbiety
Slovak:
sultánka filipínska
Swedish:
filippinsk purpurhöna
Chinese:
菲律宾紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Purple Swamphen (Philippine) ( Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus)
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (Philippine) ( Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus)
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (Philippine) ( Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus)
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (Philippine) ( Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus)
eBird version 2015:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Philippine Swamphen ( Porphyrio pulverulentus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

Other synonyms


Danish: Filippinsk Sultanhøne
German: Philippinisches Purpurhuhn
English: Azure-breasted Swamphen, Philippine Swamphen, purple swamphen, Purple Swamphen (Philippine)
English (IOC): Philippine Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón Filipino
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Filipino
Spanish (HBW): Philippine Swamphen
Estonian: pruunselg-sultantait
Finnish: Filippiiniensulttaanikana
French: Talève des Philipp, Talève des Philippines
Croatian: Filipinska sultanka
Italian: Pollo sultano delle Filippine
Japanese: firipinseikei
Japanese: フィリピンセイケイ
Scientific: Porphyrio alba pulverulentus, Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus, Porphyrio pulverulentus
Dutch: Filipijnse Purperkoet, Filippijnse Purperkoet, Porphyrio albus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bleiksultanhøne
Norwegian: bleksultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk brązowogrzbiety
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão-das-filipinas
Slovak: sultánka filipínska
Serbian: Filipinska sultanka
Swedish: filippinsk purpurhöna
Turkish: Filipin sazhorozu
Chinese: 菲律宾紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 菲律賓紫水雞

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