Purple Swamphen

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Purple Swamphen
Purple Moorhen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
P. porphyrio at Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porphyrio
Species: P. porphyrio
Binomial name
Porphyrio porphyrio
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies groups
  • P. p. porphyrio in the Mediterranean.
  • P. p. madagascariensis in Africa
  • P. p. poliocephalus in tropical Asia
  • P. p. melanotus in much of Australasia
  • P. p. indicus in Indonesia
  • P. p. pulverulentis in the Philippines




Locality lists

Torrens Island

See also


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