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Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The common moorhen, also known as the waterhen or swamp chicken, is a bird species in the rail family (Rallidae). It is distributed across many parts of the Old World. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Gallinula
Scientific:
  Gallinula chloropus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.152

Protonym:
  Fulica Chloropus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727059


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  8F82FF8C30667D90

Avibase ID:
  avibase-8F82FF8C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8F82FF8C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176284

Geographic range:

  • Gallinula chloropus chloropus: Palearctic; winters to Arabia and s China
  • Gallinula chloropus pyrrhorrhoa: Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius and Comoro Islands
  • Gallinula chloropus orientalis: Seychelles, Andamans, Malay Pen., Indonesia and Philippines
  • Gallinula chloropus guami: N Marianas (Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Pagan)
  • Gallinula chloropus meridionalis: Africa south of the Sahara and St. Helena I.
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English:
Common Moorhen
Catalan:
Polla d'aigua comuna
Czech:
Slípka zelenonohá
Danish:
Grønbenet Rørhøne
German:
Teichhuhn
Spanish:
Gallineta Común
Spanish (Spain):
Gallineta Común
Finnish:
Liejukana
French:
Gallinule poule-d'eau
Croatian:
Mlakuša
Hungarian:
Vízityúk
Icelandic:
Sefhæna
Italian:
Gallinella d'acqua
Japanese (romaji):
ban
Japanese:
バン
Lithuanian:
Nendrinė vištelė
Dutch:
Waterhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sivhøne
Norwegian:
Sivhøne
Polish:
kokoszka
Portuguese:
galinha-d'água-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
galinha-d'água-europeia
Russian:
Камышница
Slovak:
sliepočka vodná
Serbian:
Barska kokica
Swedish:
rörhöna
Ukrainian:
Курочка водяна
Chinese:
黑水鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
紅冠水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Clements, version 2021:
Eurasian Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gallinula [chloropus or galeata] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Abkhazian: аӠыкәыт
Afrikaans: Grootwaterhoender, Waterhoender
Arabic: دجاجة الماء, دجاجة الماء الاوراسية
Asturian: Gallineta, Gallineta común
Azerbaijani: adi qamışfərəsi, qamış fərəsi, Qamış toyuğu, Qamışlıq toyuğu, qamışquşu, qamıştoyuğu
Bashkir: ҡамыш тауығы, ҡуҡый, ҡуҡыйыҡ, һаҙ тауығы
Belarusian: Чаротніца
Bulgarian: Зеленоножка
Bengali: পাতি পানমুরগি, ঩াচত ঩ানভুযচগ
Bengali (transliteration): pāti pānamuragi
Breton: An douryar boutin, Douryar voutin
Catalan: Polla d'aigua, Polla d'aigua comuna
Catalan (Balears): Polla d'aigua
Valencian: Guatlla maresa
Cebuano: ituman
Montenegrin: barska kokica, барска кокица
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): барска кокица
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): poul dlo a 
Czech: Slípka zelenonohá
Chuvash: симĕс ураллă шыв автанĕ, симĕс ураллă шывавтань
Welsh: Iâr ddŵr, Iâr ddŵr
Danish: Grønbenet Rørhøne, Rørhøne, Rørhøne (Grønbenet)
German: Teichhuhn
Maldivian: Olhuvalu Kanbili/Kulhee Kanbili
Greek: Αρκοπετείναρο, Νερόκoτα, Νερόκοτα
Greek (Cypriot): Αρκοπετείναρο
English: Common gallinule, Common Moorhen, Common Moorhen (Eurasian), Eurasian Moorhen, Moorhen
English (United Kingdom): Common Moorhen
English, HBW: Common Moorhen
English (IOC): Common Moorhen
English (Kenya): Common Moorhen
English (United States): Eurasian Moorhen
English (South Africa): Common Moorhen
Esperanto: Ĥlorpieda galinolo, verdkrura galinolo
Spanish: Gallineta Común, Gallineta Euroasiática
Spanish (Argentine): Pollona negra
Spanish (Chile): Tagüita del norte
Spanish (Colombia): Polla Gris
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gallareta frentirroja
Spanish (Cuba): Gallareta de Pico Rojo
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gallareta Pico Rojo
Spanish (Spain): Gallineta Común
Spanish (HBW): Gallineta común
Spanish (Honduras): Polla común de agua
Spanish (Mexico): Gallineta Euroasiática, Gallineta frente-roja
Spanish (Paraguay): Polla negra
Spanish (Uruguay): Polla de Agua
Estonian: Tait
Basque: Uroilo, Uroilo arrunta, Uroiloa
Persian: چنگر نوک ‌سرخ, چنگر نوک‌سرخ
Finnish: Liejukana
Faroese: Sevhøna
French: Gallinule poule d'eau, Gallinule poule-d’eau, Gallinule poule-d'eau, Gallinule poule-d'eau (Eurasie), Gallinule poule-d'eau (forme d'Eurasie)
Friulian: re di gjarigule
Frisian: Reidhintsje, Reithoantsje
Irish: Cearc Uisce
Guadeloupean Creole French: Poule d'eau à cachet rouge
Gaelic: Cearc-Uisge
Galician: Galiña de auga común, Galiña do río, Galiñola
Guarani: Ñahana
Manx: Kiark Ushtey
Haitian Creole French: Poul dlo tèt wouj
Hawaiian: 'Alae 'ula
Hebrew: סופית
Hindi: Tanneer kozhi
Croatian: Mlakuša
Hungarian: Vízityúk
Armenian: Եղեգնահավ
Indonesian: Burung Cemperlali, Burung Mandar Batu, Mandar batu
Icelandic: Sefhæna
Italian: Gallinella d'acqua
Japanese (romaji): Ban
Japanese: バン
Japanese (Kanji):
Georgian: ლერწმის ქათამურა, წყლის ქათამურა
Kara-Kalpak: қамыс шымшығы, суў таўығы, суў таўық
Kabardian: къамылджэд
Mongolian, Halh: ханчир
Kazakh: айқабақ, қамыс тауығы, Қызылқасқа сутартар, сутартар
Kazakh (Transliteration): qızıl-qasqa sw-tartar
Korean: 쇠물닭
Korean (Transliteration): soe-mul-dalg
Karachay-Balkar: мырды тауукъ, суу тауукъ
North Karelian: liejukana
Cornish: Lagyar
Kwangali: Edenene
Kirghiz: кызыл чеке кашкалдак
Scientific: Fulica Chloropus, Gallinula brodkorbi, Gallinula chloropus, Gallinula chloropus [chloropus Group], Gallinula chloropus [chloropus], Gallinula chloropus chloropus
Luxembourgish: Waasserhéngchen
Lithuanian: Nendrine vištele, Nendrinė vištelė
Latvian: Ūdensvistiņa
Malagasy: Akohondrano
Macedonian: зеленонога блатна кокошка, Црвеноклуна (Мочуришна) кокошка
Malayalam: പട്ടക്കോഴി
Mongolian: Хажилгат түнжүүр, Хажилгат ханчир, ханчир
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠠᠵᠢᠯᠠᠭᠠᠲᠣ ᠬᠠᠨᠴᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠠᠵᠢᠯᠠᠭᠠᠲᠣ ᠲᠦᠨᠵᠢᠭᠦᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Мэлзэн харгууна
Mongolian (Transliteration): khajilg at khaŋchir, khajilg at tüŋjüür, melzen kharguun
Moldavian: Cristel-de-câmp, Găinușă de baltă
Marathi: काळी पाणकोंबडी
Malay: Burung Pangling Kecil, Burung Tiong Air
Maltese: Gallozz Iswed
Nepali: बगाले सिमकुखुरा
Dutch: Waterhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sivhøne
Norwegian: Sivhøne
Sotho, Northern: Kgogomeetse
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): lumikurgi
Palauan: Debar
Polish: kokoszka, kokoszka (zwyczajna)
Pinyin: hēi shuǐ-jī, hóng gǔ-dǐng, hóng-guān shuǐ-jī, xiǎo fán
Portuguese: Galinha-d'água, galinha-d'água-comum
Portuguese (Brazil): frango-d'água-comum, galinha-d'água-europeia
Portuguese (Portugal): Galinha-d'água, galinha-d'água-comum
Romansh: Pulsauna da l'aua
Rhaeto-Romance: Pulsauna da l’aua
Romanian: Găinușă de baltă, Găinuşă de baltă
Russian: Камышница
Sardinian: Pudda de àcua
Scots: Cearc uisge
Northern Sami: Goalšovuonecis, Láttovuonccis
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Podu Gallinuwa
Slovak: sliepočka vodná
Slovenian: zelenonoga tukalica
Shona: Nhapata
Albanian: Pulëza e ujit, Pulëzë uji
Serbian: barska koka, Barska kokica
Sotho, Southern: Khohonoka
Swedish: Rörhöna
Swahili: Kukuziwa
Tamil: Thaazhai Kozhi
Tajik: мурғи қамишзор
Thai: นกอีดำ, นกอีล้ำ
Thai (Transliteration): nók ii-dam, nók ii-lám
Turkmen: suw towugy
Turkish: Saztavuğu, Sutavuğu, Қызылқасқа сутартар
Tsonga: Kukumezane
Tatar: камыш тавыгы , камыш чыпчыгы , су тавыгы
Tuvinian: Хыыргыыш кужу
Udmurt: вуюбер
Ukrainian: Водяна курочка, Курочка водяна
Uzbek: ғозқанжир, қамишзор пастушоги, сув товуғи
Vietnamese: Chim Kịch, Kịch, Trích ré
Kalmyk: усна така, ханчр, ханчур, хулсна шовун
Chinese: 小, 紅冠水雞, 红骨顶, 黑水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 小鷭, 紅冠水雞, 紅冠水雞〔黑水雞〕, 紅骨頂, 黑水雞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紅冠水雞
Chinese (Taiwan): 红冠水鸡

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