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Species profile—Porphyrio melanotus (purple swamphen)

Classification

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

Photo of Porphyrio melanotus (purple swamphen) - Queensland Government,1977
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Rallidae (Rails, Crakes, Swamphens and Coots)
Scientific name
Porphyrio melanotus Temminck, 1820
Common name
purple swamphen
Type reference
Temminck, C.J. (1820). Manuel d'ornithologie; ou, Tableau systematique des oiseaux qui se trouvent en Europe, precede d'une analyse du systeme general d'ornithologie, et suivi d'une table alphabetique des especes. Paris: Gabriel Dufour Vol. 2.
WildNet taxon ID
1662
Synonym(s)
Porphyrio porphyrio
Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Porphyrio poliocephalus melanotus
Alternate name(s)
bald-coot
Australasian swamphen
pukeko
eastern swamphen
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Agricultural Pest
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1662

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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