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Vandrefalk, 1cy male, Tyskland 14. oktober 2005 Foto: Klaus Malling Olsen


World Bird List



Species factsheet

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Order: Porphyrio porphyrio
Family: Rails, Crakes & Coots (Rallidae)

Danish name: Sultanhøne

Voices can be found here (External link)

Subspecies and Distribution

porphyrio
sw Europe, nw Africa
caspius
Turkey to the Caspian Sea and nw Iran
seistanicus
Iraq to nw India
 
poliocephalus
Sri Lanka, India to s China and n Thailand, Andaman and Nicobar Is.
viridis
s Burma to c and s Indochina to the Malay Pen.
 
indicus
Sumatra, Java and se Borneo
 
melanopterus
Sulawesi, Moluccas and Lesser Sundas
 
melanotus
widespread Australasia
bellus
sw Australia
 
pulverulentus
Philippines, Talaud Is.?
 
pelewensis
Palau Is.
 
samoensis
Admiralty Is. to Samoa, New Caledonia, Solomon Is. and Fiji
 


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