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Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 porphyrio

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.152

Protonym:
  Fulica Porphyrio

Avibase ID:
  B6838E0C27EAD078

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B6838E0C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176390

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio porphyrio: Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa (Morocco to Tunisia)
English:
Purple Swamphen
Czech:
slípka modrá
German:
Purpurhuhn
Danish:
Sultanhøne
Spanish:
Calamón Común
Finnish:
sulttaanikana
French:
Talève sultane
Icelandic:
Bláhæna
Italian:
Pollo sultano
Japanese:
seikei
Japanese:
セイケイ
Dutch:
Purperkoet
Norwegian:
Sultanhøne
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåsultanhøne
Polish:
modrzyk
Portuguese:
Caimão
Russian:
Султанка
Slovak:
sultánka modrá
Swedish:
västlig purpurhöna
Ukrainian:
Султанка
Chinese:
紫水鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio)
Clements 3rd edition:
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Purple Swamphen (European) ( Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio)
eBird version 1.53:
Purple Swamphen (European) ( Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio)
eBird version 1.54:
Purple Swamphen (European) ( Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio)
eBird version 1.55:
Purple Swamphen (European) ( Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio)
eBird version 2015:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Western Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootkoningriethaan
Arabic: دجاجة السلطان
Azerbaijani: Soltan toyuğu
Bengali: বেগুনি কালেম
Catalan: Gall faver, Polla blava
Catalan (Balears): Gall faver
Cebuano: karab-abuhon
Czech: Slípka modrá, Slípka modrá stredomorská, Slípka modrá středomořská
Danish: Sultanhøne
German: Purpurhuhn
Greek: Σουλτανοπουλάδα, Σουλτανοπουλλάδα
Greek (Cypriot): Σουλτανοπουλλάδα
English: Blue coot, European Purple Gallinule, Mediterranean swamphen, Purple coot, Purple Gallinule, Purple moorhen, Purple swamp hen, Purple Swamphen, Purple Swamp-hen, Purple Swamphen (European), Purple Swamphen (West Mediterranean), Sultan hen, Swamp hen, West Mediterranean Purple Swamphen, Western Swamphen
English (IOC): Western Swamphen
Spanish: Calamón Común
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Común
Spanish (HBW): Western Swamphen
Estonian: Sultantait
Basque: Polla blava, Uroilo urdina
Finnish: Sulttaanikana, Välimerensulttaanikana
Faroese: Brandnev
French: Porphyrion bleu, Poule sultane, Talève sultane, Talève sultane (nominal), Talève sultane (nominale), Talève sultane (race nominale)
Irish: Cearcóg chorcra
Galician: Camón, Polla blava
Hebrew: פורפיריה
Hindi: Tanneer kozhi
Croatian: Europska velika sultanka
Hungarian: Kék fú
Armenian: [Sultanakan Huv ], Սուլ անական Հավ, Սուլթանական Հավ
Indonesian: Burung Mandar Besar, Mandar Besar
Icelandic: Bláhæna
Italian: Pollo sultano
Japanese: Seikei
Japanese: セイケイ
Japanese (Kanji): 青鶏
Georgian: პორფირიონი, ხონთქრის ქათამი
Kazakh: Кєкмандай
Scientific: Fulica Porphyrio, Porphyrio alba alba, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio porphyrio porphyrio
Lithuanian: paprastoji sultonvištė, Sultonvištė
Latvian: sultānvistiņa
Malagasy: Talecana, Talevanabe, Vatry
Maori: pukeko, Pu-keko
Malayalam: നീലക്കോഴി  ?
Malay: Ayam Air, Burung Pang(u)lin, Burung Pangling, Burung Pangling Ungu, Pangling
Maltese: Faġan tal-Baħar
Dutch: Purperkoet
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåsultanhøne
Norwegian: blåsultanhøne, Sultanhøne
Polish: modrzyk, modrzyk (zwyczajny), Modrzyk modroskrzydły, Modrzyk zwyczajny
Pinyin: zǐ shuǐ-jī
Portuguese: Caimão, camão
Portuguese (Portugal): Camão
Romansh: Pulsauna sultana
Russian: Султанка, Султанка (подвид porphyrio)
Slovak: sliepočka modrá, sultánka modrá
Slovenian: afriška sultanka, sultanka
Serbian: Sultanka
Swedish: Purpurhöna, västlig purpurhöna
Swahili: Shaunge Zambarau
Thai: นกอีโก้ง
Thai (Transliteration): nók ii-kôoŋ
Turkish: mor sazhorozu, Sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Султанка , Султанка (підвид porphyrio), Султанська курка
Vietnamese: Chim Cuồng, Chim Trích, Chim Xít, Trích cồ, Xít
Chinese: 紫水雞, 紫水鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 紫水雞
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紫水雞
Chinese (Taiwan): 紫水鸡

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