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Species profile—Porphyrio melanotus (Rallidae)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens and Coots) → Porphyrio melanotus (purple swamphen)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens and Coots)
Species
Porphyrio melanotus (purple swamphen)
Alternate name
bald-coot
Australasian swamphen
pukeko
eastern swamphen
Taxonomy Author
Temminck, 1820
Nature Conservation Act (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Endemicity
Native
Other resources
Atlas of Living Australia

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
20 October 2014
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