Spot-flanked gallinule

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Spot-flanked gallinule
Spot-flanked Gallinule.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porphyriops
(Pucheran, 1845)
P. melanops
Binomial name
Porphyriops melanops
(Vieillot, 1819)

Gallinula melanops

The spot-flanked gallinule (Porphyriops melanops) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is monotypic in the genus Porphyriops. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are swamps and freshwater lakes.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Gallinula melanops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)