Philippine swamphen

Philippine swamphen
1838 illustration
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porphyrio
Species: P. pulverulentus
Binomial name
Porphyrio pulverulentus
(Temminck, 1826)

Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus

Philippine swamphen (Porphyrio pulverulentus) is a species of swamphen occurring in The Philippines, It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, which it resembles, but has olive-chestnut mantle and scapulars, and the whole plumage is tinged with ash-grey.


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