Monday, 3 November 2014

Order - Gruiformes
Family - Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Black-backed Swamphen
Porphyrio indicus
紫水鸡
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    Taxonomy update for 2015
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is split into six species with these ranges: Western Swamphen (western Europe and northwestern Africa); Black-backed Swamphen (Southeast Asia); African Swamphen (Africa,
mostly south of the Sahara, north to Egypt and Israel); Australasian Swamphen (Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific islands);
Philippine Swamphen (Philippines); Gray-headed Swamphen
(central Asia, from eastern Turkey through India to Myanmar
and northern Thailand; introduced to Florida) :
- Western Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
- Black-backed Swamphen (Porphyrio indicus)
- African Swamphen (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
- Australasian Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)
- Philippine Swamphen (Porphyrio pulverulentus)
- Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
    
    Size : 38-50 cm
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Porphyrio indicus indicus (Horsfield, 1821)
    – Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo and Sulawesi.
  • Porphyrio indicus viridis (Horsfield, 1821)
    – S Myanmar to S Thailand, S China, Malay Peninsula and Indochina.

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 08 July 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 08 July 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 08 July 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 08 July 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 10 January 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 10 January 2016
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 06 September 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 06 September 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 06 September 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 31 May 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 31 May 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 31 May 2015
Location : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Bidor, 
Daerah Batang Padang, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 02 November 2014
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 02 November 2014
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

Porphyrio indicus ssp. viridis
Date : 02 November 2014
Location : Malim Nawar Wetland, Daerah Kampar, Perak

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