Welcome Guest

Purple, African, Grey-headed, Philippine, Australian or Black-backed Swamphen

Porphyrio [porphyrio or madagascariensis] (= Porphyrio porphyrio) (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio jesus carrion 2020-06-11 Marjal dels Moros (Sagunt), Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia (Spain) (0 m) Two different calls, call -

Dos calamones interactuando. Grabado en una zona inundada con isletas de carrizal y Tamarix.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

568774
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Sergi 2021-07-09 Casa Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú (Spain) (20 m) life stage uncertain, nocturnal flight call, sex uncertain -

NocMig in the Catalan Coast

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

662165
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio jesus carrion 2020-06-23 Marjal dels Moros (Sagunt), Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia (Spain) (0 m) call -

Laguna con vegetación palustre y Tamarix.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

571432
xeno-canto.org
Grey-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus Andrew Spencer 2012-05-19 Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, Pembroke Pines, Broward Co., Florida, Broward (United States) (8 m) call (A) - response to playback from one of two adults in dense wetland growth. These birds are part of an established population in southern Florida. 102262
xeno-canto.org
Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Stanislas Wroza 2017-03-05 Vauvert, Gard, Occitanie, Gard (France) (0 m) alarm call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

357912
xeno-canto.org
Grey-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus Jelle Scharringa 1986-02-11 Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (near Bharatpur), Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Bharatpur (India) (100 m) call -

4 or 5 figthing birds in large, shallow pond.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

605218
xeno-canto.org
Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio brickegickel 2018-03-31 Área Metropolitana de Sevilla (near La Puebla del Río), Sevilla, Andalucía, Sevilla (Spain) (0 m) call -

high pass filter, two birds fighting in front of me

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

410111
xeno-canto.org
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus Marc Anderson 2020-06-30 Dunn's Swamp, Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Mid-Western Regional - Pt B (Australia) (650 m) song -

bird-seen:no

609322
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Xavier Riera 2021-10-13 El Baix Camp (near Riudecols), Tarragona, Catalunya, Riudecols (Spain) (320 m) life stage uncertain, nocturnal flight call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

680268
xeno-canto.org
Grey-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus Peter Boesman 2019-02-19 Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Bharatpur (India) (170 m) call - [sono] 460221
xeno-canto.org
Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus David Edwards ?-4-2009 Candaba Marshes, Luzon, Pampanga (Philippines) (50 m) call (A) -   35258
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Tristan Guillebot de Nerville 2020-10-18 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bouches-du-Rhône (France) (0 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Many different individuals at this place, i heard a lot of interaction and probable social calls

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

614813
xeno-canto.org
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus Frank Lambert 2015-10-18 Princetown, Corangamite Shire, Victoria, Corangamite - South (Australia) (30 m) call, pair chasing -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

407719
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Christoph Haag 2020-04-13 Mireval, Hérault, Occitanie, Hérault (France) (10 m) nocturnal flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

546149
xeno-canto.org
Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Pronoy Baidya 2014-12-16 Carambolim Lake, Goa, North Goa (India) (0 m) call -

Was the recording modified significantly? No Habitat: Wetland

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

212198
xeno-canto.org
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus Marc Anderson 2020-06-30 Dunn's Swamp, Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Mid-Western Regional - Pt B (Australia) (650 m) song -

bird-seen:no

609323
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio jesus carrion 2020-06-23 Marjal dels Moros (Sagunt), Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia (Spain) (0 m) call -

Laguna con vegetación palustre y Tamarix.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

571436
xeno-canto.org
Grey-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus Sreekumar Chirukandoth 2017-08-27 OMR - Medavakkam Toll Gate (near Chennai), Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, Kancheepuram (India) (0 m) alarm call -

A bird foraging among a group started giving out the call on my approach

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429769
xeno-canto.org
Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Marc Anderson 2014-11-04 Dunn's Swamp, near Rylstone, NSW, New South Wales (Australia) (650 m) call - [sono] 201463
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Jordi Calvet 2019-02-23 Estany d'Ivars-Vilasana, El Pla d'Urgell, Catalunya, Lérida (Spain) (240 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

461762
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Jordi Calvet 2019-10-26 Estany d'Ivars-Vilasana, El Pla d'Urgell, Catalunya, Lérida (Spain) (240 m) adult, call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

505960
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Sean Ronayne 2020-01-18 Estany d'Ivars-Vilasana, El Pla d'Urgell, Catalunya, Lérida (Spain) (240 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

521814
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Tristan Guillebot de Nerville 2020-10-18 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bouches-du-Rhône (France) (0 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Many different individuals at this place, i heard a lot of interaction and probable social calls.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

614815
xeno-canto.org
Western Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio Tristan Guillebot de Nerville 2020-10-18 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bouches-du-Rhône (France) (0 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Many different individuals at this place, i heard a lot of interaction and probable social calls

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

614811
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

Creative Commons License Xeno-Canto: all recordings are copyrighted by their recordists and appear here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

Macaulay Library recordings appear here under the Macaulay Library Terms of Use.

AVoCet recordings: all recordings are copyrighted by their recordists. Individual permissions for use are available under the individual recording pages in AVoCet.

Avibase has been visited 335,720,941 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy