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Buff-spotted Flufftail
Sarothrura elegans (Smith, A, 1839)
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Sarothruridae
Genus:
  Sarothrura

Scientific:
  Sarothrura elegans

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1839)

Reference:
  Ill.Zool.S.Afr. pl.22,text

Protonym:
  Gallinula elegans

Avibase ID:
  E75BA92C49B2915B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E75BA92C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176367

Geographic range:

  • Sarothrura elegans elegans: Ethiopia to Somalia, e Kenya and south to South Africa
  • Sarothrura elegans reichenovi: W Africa to Uganda and Angola
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Buff-spotted Flufftail
Czech:
  chřástal žlutoskvrnný
German:
  Tropfenralle
Danish:
  Okkerplettet Dunhale
Spanish:
  Polluela Elegante
Finnish:
  rokkorääkkiäinen
French:
  Râle ponctué
Italian:
  Codapiuma macchiecamoscio
Japanese:
  kiboshikuina
Japanese:
  キボシクイナ
Dutch:
  Bruinvlekral
Norwegian:
  Skogdunrikse
Polish:
  kusokurka plamista
Portuguese:
  Frango-de-agua-elegante
Russian:
  Пёстрый пушистый погоныш
Slovak:
  páperochvost bodkovaný
Swedish:
  beigefläckig dunrall
Chinese:
  黄斑侏秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Râle ponctué ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Râle ponctué ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Buff-spotted Crake ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Buff-spotted Crake ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Buff-spotted Crake ( Coturnicops elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Buff-spotted Crake ( Coturnicops elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Buff-spotted Crake ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Sarothrura elegans [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sarothrura elegans [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sarothrura elegans [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Buff-spotted Flufftail ( Sarothrura elegans) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sarothrura elegans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sarothrura elegans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gevlekte Vleikuiken
Catalan: Rasclet elegant
Czech: Chrástal žlutoskvrnný, chřástal žlutoskvrnný
Danish: Okkerplettet Dunhale
German: Schmuckzwergralle, Tropfenralle, Tropfenschmuckralle
English: Buff spotted Flufftail, Buff-spotted Crake, Buffspotted Flufftail, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Buff-spotted Pygmy Rail, Buff-spotted Pygmy-Crake
English (Kenya): Buff-spotted Flufftail
Spanish: Polluela Elegante
Spanish (Spain): Polluela Elegante
Estonian: võsapirk
Finnish: Rokkorääkkiäinen
French: Râle à taches beiges, Râle nain élégant, Râle ponctué
Hungarian: gyöngyös bolyhosszárnyúmadár
Italian: Codapiuma macchiecamoscio, Schiribilla macchiefulve
Japanese: kiboshikuina
Japanese: キボシクィナ, キボシクイナ
Latin: Coturnicops elegans, Gallinula elegans, Sarothrura elegans, Sarothrura elegans elegans
Lithuanian: atogrąžinė pūkauodegė švygžda, Blyškioji pūkinė vištelė
Dutch: Bruinvlekral
Norwegian: Skogdunrikse
Polish: kusokurka plamista
Portuguese: Frango-d'água-elegante, Frango-de-agua-elegante
Russian: Пёстрый пушистый погоныш
Slovak: páperochvost bodkovaný
Swedish: beigefläckig dunrall, Beigefläckig pygmérall
Swahili: Fuluwili Madoa-njano
Chinese: 黄斑侏秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 黃點侏秧雞

 

         

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