Philippine swamphen

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Philippine swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus 1838.jpg
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
Synonyms

Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentus

Philippine swamphen (Porphyrio pulverulentus Temminck, 1826) 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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