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 Porphyrio melanotus
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This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Sangster, G. 1998. Purple Swamp-hen is a complex of species. Dutch Birding 20: 13-22.

Taxonomic note
Porphyrio porphyrio (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was split into P. porphyrio, P. indicus, P. madagascariensis, P. melanotus, P. poliocephalus and P. pulverulentus by Sangster et al. (1998), but thi

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Porphyrio melanotus. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Species name author Temminck, 1820