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African Swamphen

Porphyrio madagascariensis (Latham, 1801)

The African swamphen is a species of swamphen occurring in Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, which it resembles, but with bronze green or green-blue back and scapulars. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxviii

Protonym:
  Gallinula madagascariensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261442


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  865C039E4B8BE80A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-865C039E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/865C039E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 708094

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio madagascariensis: Egypt, Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
English:
African Swamphen
Catalan:
Polla blava africana
Czech:
slípka africká
Danish:
Afrikansk Sultanhøne
German:
Smaragdhuhn
Spanish:
Calamón Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón Africano
Finnish:
afrikansulttaanikana
French:
Talève d'Afrique
Croatian:
Afrička sultanka
Hungarian:
Afrikai kék fú
Icelandic:
Slýhæna
Italian:
Pollo sultano dorsoverde
Japanese (romaji):
afurikaseikei
Japanese:
アフリカセイケイ
Lithuanian:
Madagaskarinė sultonvištė
Dutch:
Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grønryggsultanhøne
Norwegian:
grønnryggsultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk afrykański
Portuguese:
Caimão-comum
Russian:
Африканская султанка
Slovak:
sultánka zelenochrbtá
Serbian:
Afrička sultanka
Swedish:
afrikansk purpurhöna
Ukrainian:
султанка зеленоспинна
Chinese:
非洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲紫水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascarensis)
Clements, version 2021:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascarensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Swamphen ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootkoningriethaan, Koningriethaan
Arabic: دجاجة الماء الأفريقية
Bulgarian: Мадагаскарска султанка
Bengali: িঅচিকান কামরভ
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna kālēma*
Catalan: Polla blava africana
Czech: slípka africká, slípka modrá zelená, Slípka zelená
Welsh: Corsiar gefnwyrdd
Danish: Afrikansk Sultanhøne, Grønrygget Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn, Smaragdhuhn
Greek: Πρασιvoπoυλάδα
English: African Purple Swamphen, African Swamphen, Green-backed Gallinule, Purple Gallinule, Purple Swamphen, Purple Swamphen (African)
English, HBW: Purple Swamphen (African)
English (IOC): African Swamphen
English (Kenya): African Swamphen
English (United States): African Swamphen
Esperanto: Madagaskara porfirio, Smeralda porfirio
Spanish: Calamón Africano, Calamón de Africa, Calamón dorsiverde
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Africano
Spanish (HBW): Calamón africano
Estonian: smaragd-sultantait
Finnish: Afrikansulttaanikana
French: Poule sultane, Talève africaine, Talève d'Afrique, Talève de Madagascar, Talève sultane, Talève sultane (Afrique)
Frisian: Smaragdpoarperhin
Irish: Cearcóg dhroimghlas
Galician: Camón africano
Hebrew: פורפיריה כחולה
Croatian: Afrička sultanka, Madagaskarska sultanka
Hungarian: Afrikai kék fú, Madagaszkári fú
Icelandic: Slýhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano africano, Pollo sultano dorsoverde
Japanese (romaji): afurikaseikei
Japanese: アフリカセイケイ
Kwangali: Edenene
Scientific: Fulica Porphyrio, Gallinula madagascariensis, Porphyrio alba madagascariensis, Porphyrio madagascarensis, Porphyrio madagascariensis, Porphyrio madagascariensis madagascariensis, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis, Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio
Lithuanian: Afrikinė sultonvištė, Madagaskarinė sultonvištė
Latvian: Madagaskaras sultānvistiņa
Malagasy: Talecana, Talevanbe, Vatry
Macedonian: Африканска султанка
Dutch: Purperkoet, Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønryggsultanhøne
Norwegian: grønnryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk afrykanski, modrzyk afrykański
Portuguese: Caimão-comum, Camão-de-dorso-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): caimão-africano, Camão-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Pulsauna dal dies verd
Romanian: Găinuşă de Madagascar
Russian: Африканская султанка, Мадагаскарская султанка
Slovak: sultánka zelenochrbtá
Slovenian: Afriška sultanka
Shona: Nhapata
Serbian: Afrička sultanka
Swedish: afrikansk purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Turkish: Afrika sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Султанка (пурпурова) зеленоспинна, султанка зеленоспинна
Chinese: 非洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲紫水雞

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