Western Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio - Talève sultane

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Porphyrio

  • Species
    :

    porphyrio

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 50 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 90 à 100 cm.
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Western Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Talève sultane,
  • Calamón Común,
  • Camão,
  • Purpurhuhn,
  • Kék fú,
  • Purperkoet,
  • Pollo sultano comune,
  • Purpurhöna,
  • Sultanhøne,
  • sultánka modrá,
  • slípka modrá,
  • Sultanhøne,
  • sulttaanikana,
  • polla blava,
  • Bláhæna,
  • modrzyk (zwyczajny),
  • sultānvistiņa,
  • sultanka,
  • Султанка,
  • Mandar besar,
  • セイケイ,
  • 紫水鸡,
  • 紫水雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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