Allen's Gallinule

Porphyrio alleni - Talève d'Allen

Talève d'Allen
adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Porphyrio

  • Species
    :

    alleni

Descriptor

Thomson, 1842

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 26 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 48 à 52 cm.
  • Weight
    : 125 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Talève d'Allen,
  • Calamoncillo Africano,
  • Caimão de Allen,
  • Bronzesultanshuhn,
  • afrikai szultántyúk,
  • Afrikaans Purperhoen,
  • Pollo sultano di Allen,
  • Mindre sultanhöna,
  • Afrikapurpurhøne,
  • sultánka belasočelá,
  • slípka Allenova,
  • Lille Sultanhøne,
  • kurnuliejukana,
  • Kleinkoningriethaan,
  • polla blava d'Allen,
  • Reyrhæna,
  • sułtanka afrykańska,
  • mazā sultānvistiņa,
  • mala sultanka,
  • Бронзовая султанка,
  • アフリカムラサキバン,
  • 辉青水鸡,
  • 小青水雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels)

Geographic range

Illustration

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