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African Swamphen

Porphyrio madagascariensis (Latham, 1801)

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




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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Porphyrio

Scientific:
  Porphyrio madagascariensis

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxviii

Protonym:
  Gallinula madagascariensis

Avibase ID:
  865C039E4B8BE80A

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
Czech:
slípka modrá zelená
German:
Smaragdhuhn
Danish:
Grønrygget Sultanhøne
Spanish:
Calamón de Africa
Finnish:
afrikansulttaanikana
French:
Talève d'Afrique
Icelandic:
Slýhæna
Italian:
Pollo sultano africano
Japanese:
afurikaseikei
Japanese:
アフリカセイケイ
Dutch:
Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian:
grønnryggsultanhøne
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grønryggsultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk afrykanski
Portuguese:
Caimão-comum
Russian:
Мадагаскарская султанка
Slovak:
sultánka zelenochrbtá
Swedish:
afrikansk purpurhöna
Chinese:
非洲紫水鸡


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]
Clements 1st edition:
Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascarensis)
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]
eBird version 1.52:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (African) ( Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis)
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 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]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Green-backed Gallinule ( Porphyrio madagascariensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Porphyrio madagascariensis [version 1]
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
Czech: slípka modrá zelená
Danish: Grønrygget Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn, Smaragdhuhn
English: African Purple Swamphen, African Swamphen, Green-backed Gallinule, Purple Gallinule, Purple Swamphen, Purple Swamphen (African)
English (IOC): African Swamphen
English (Kenya): African Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón Africano, Calamón de Africa
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Africano
Spanish (HBW): Calamón africano
Estonian: smaragd-sultantait
Finnish: Afrikansulttaanikana
French: Poule sultane, Talève d'Afrique, Talève de Madagascar, Talève sultane
Hebrew: פורפיריה כחולה
Croatian: Afrička sultanka
Hungarian: Afrikai kék fú
Icelandic: Slýhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano africano
Japanese: afurikaseikei
Japanese: アフリカセイケイ
Kwangali: Edenene
Scientific: Gallinula madagascariensis, Porphyrio alba madagascariensis, Porphyrio madagascarensis, Porphyrio madagascariensis, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio porphyrio madagascariensis
Lithuanian: Afrikinė sultonvištė, Madagaskarinė sultonvištė
Malagasy: Talecana, Talevanbe, Vatry
Dutch: Purperkoet, Smaragdpurperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønryggsultanhøne
Norwegian: grønnryggsultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk afrykanski, modrzyk afrykański
Portuguese: Caimão-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão-africano
Russian: Мадагаскарская султанка
Slovak: sultánka zelenochrbtá
Shona: Nhapata
Serbian: Afrička sultanka
Swedish: afrikansk purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Turkish: Afrika sazhorozu
Chinese: 非洲紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲紫水雞

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