Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gruiformes > Family: Rallidae > Genus: Porphyrio > Species: Porphyrio porphyrio

Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio porphyrio (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 158 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A124

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000013 Spain Tablas de Daimiel Map
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000019 Spain Aiguamolls de l'Alt Empordà Map
ES0000020 Spain Delta de l'Ebre Map
ES0000023 Spain L'Albufera Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000025 Spain Marismas del Odiel Map
ES0000026 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Espera Map
ES0000027 Spain Laguna de Medina Map
ES0000029 Spain Complejo Endorreico del Puerto de Santa María Map
ES0000030 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Puerto Real Map
ES0000033 Spain Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Map
ES0000034 Spain Lagunas del Sur de Córdoba Map
ES0000038 Spain S'Albufera de Mallorca Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000058 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent Map
ES0000060 Spain Prat de Cabanes i Torreblanca Map
ES0000091 Spain ZEPA Humedales de La Mancha Map
ES0000119 Spain Carrizales y sotos de Aranjuez Map
ES0000133 Spain Laguna de Pitillas Map
ES0000134 Spain Embalse de las Cañas Map
ES0000140 Spain Bahía de Cádiz Map
ES0000142 Spain Cortados y cantiles de los ríos Jarama y Manzanares Map
ES0000146 Spain Delta del Llobregat Map
ES0000147 Spain Marjal de Pego-Oliva Map
ES0000148 Spain Marjal dels Moros Map
ES0000169 Spain Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Map
ES0000211 Spain Desembocadura del riu Millars Map
ES0000260 Spain Mar Menor Map
ES0000262 Spain Sierras del Gigante-Pericay, Lomas del Buitre-Río Luchena y Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES0000272 Spain Brazo del Este Map
ES0000273 Spain Embalse de Cordobilla Map
ES0000274 Spain Embalse de Malpasillo Map
ES0000275 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES0000294 Spain Laguna de Sariñena y Balsa de La Estación Map
ES0000324 Spain Embalse de Arrocampo Map
ES0000328 Spain Embalse de Montijo Map
ES0000393 Spain Azud de Badajoz Map
ES0000400 Spain Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales Map
ES0000418 Spain Embalse de Talaván Map
ES5120015 Spain Litoral del Baix Empordà Map
ES6110001 Spain Albufera de Adra Map
ES6120001 Spain Cola del Embalse de Arcos Map
ES6120002 Spain Cola del Embalse de Bornos Map
ES6120003 Spain Estuario del Río Guadiaro Map
ES6120014 Spain Laguna de Las Canteras y El Tejón Map
ES6150003 Spain Estero de Domingo Rubio Map
ES6160002 Spain Alto Guadalquivir Map
ES6170001 Spain Laguna de La Ratosa Map
ES6170015 Spain Lagunas de Campillos Map
ES6180001 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Utrera Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo Endorreico de La Lantejuela Map
ES6180003 Spain Laguna del Gosque Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
FR9110034 France Étang du Bagnas Map
FR9110042 France Étangs palavasiens et étang de l'Estagnol Map
FR9310019 France Camargue Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
ITA050001 Italy Biviere e Macconi di Gela Map
ITA060002 Italy Lago di Pergusa Map
ITA070001 Italy Foce del Fiume Simeto e Lago Gornalunga Map
ITA090002 Italy Vendicari Map
ITA090003 Italy Pantani della Sicilia sud orientale Map
ITA090004 Italy Pantano Morghella Map
ITA090006 Italy Saline di Siracusa e Fiume Ciane Map
ITA090013 Italy Saline di Priolo Map
ITB034001 Italy Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia Map
ITB034004 Italy Corru S'Ittiri, stagno di S. Giovanni e Marceddì Map
ITB034005 Italy Stagno di Pauli Majori Map
ITB034008 Italy Stagno di Cabras Map
ITB044002 Italy Saline di Molentargius Map
ITB044003 Italy Stagno di Cagliari Map
PTZPE0005 Portugal Paul de Arzila Map
PTZPE0006 Portugal Paul da Madriz Map
PTZPE0008 Portugal Paul do Boquilobo Map
PTZPE0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTZPE0013 Portugal Lagoa de Santo André Map
PTZPE0017 Portugal Ria Formosa Map
PTZPE0018 Portugal Sapais de Castro Marim Map
PTZPE0049 Portugal Lagoa Pequena Map
ITB040019 Italy Stagni di Colostrai e delle Saline Map
ES5233030 Spain Marjal de la Safor Map
ES6200006 Spain Espacios Abiertos e Islas del Mar Menor Map
ES6160001 Spain Laguna Honda Map
ITB030033 Italy Stagno di Pauli Maiori di Oristano Map
ITB010003 Italy Stagno e ginepreto di Platamona Map
ES6130005 Spain Suroeste de La Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro Map
ITA090029 Italy Pantani della Sicilia sud-orientale, Morghella, di Marzamemi, di Punta Pilieri e Vendicari Map
ITB030036 Italy Stagno di Cabras Map
ITA050012 Italy Torre Manfria, Biviere e Piana di Gela Map
ES6150001 Spain Laguna de El Portil Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES6200034 Spain Lomas del Buitre y Río Luchena Map
ES4310026 Spain Río Guadiana Alto - Zujar Map
PTCON0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
ES4250009 Spain Yesares del valle del Tajo Map
ITB042223 Italy Stagno di Santa Caterina Map
ITB040029 Italy Costa di Nebida Map
ES5223007 Spain Marjal d'Almenara Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
ES3110006 Spain Vegas, cuestas y páramos del sureste de Madrid Map
ITA070025 Italy Tratto di Pietralunga del Fiume Simeto Map
ITB042226 Italy Stagno di Porto Botte Map
ES6120011 Spain Laguna de Los Tollos Map
ES6150017 Spain Marisma de Las Carboneras Map
ITA070029 Italy Biviere di Lentini, tratto mediano e foce del Fiume Simeto e area antistante la foce Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
ES6130007 Spain Guadiato-Bembézar Map
ES6150021 Spain Corredor Ecológico del Río Tinto Map
ES6130015 Spain Río Guadalquivir -Tramo Medio Map
ITA050011 Italy Torre Manfria Map
PTCON0005 Portugal Paul de Arzila Map
ITB030016 Italy Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia e territori limitrofi Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
ITB030032 Italy Stagno di Corru S'Ittiri Map
ES6150028 Spain Estuario del Río Piedras Map
ES4320016 Spain Río Aljucen Alto Map
ES6200008 Spain Sierra Salinas Map
ITB040023 Italy Stagno di Cagliari, Saline di Macchiareddu, Laguna di Santa Gilla Map
ITB030037 Italy Stagno di Santa Giusta Map
ITB020013 Italy Palude di Osalla Map
ITB040028 Italy Punta S'Aliga Map
ITB011155 Italy Lago di Baratz - Porto Ferro Map
ITB040022 Italy Stagno di Molentargius e territori limitrofi Map
ITB030034 Italy Stagno di Mistras di Oristano Map
FR9112007 France Étangs du Narbonnais Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
FR9112017 France Étang de Mauguio Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ITB043025 Italy Stagni di Colostrai Map
ES6150019 Spain Bajo Guadalquivir Map
ITB022214 Italy Lido di Orrì Map
ES6160004 Spain Laguna Grande Map
ITB040018 Italy Foce del Flumendosa - Sa Praia Map
ES6130006 Spain Guadalmellato Map
ES6180005 Spain Corredor Ecológico del Río Guadiamar Map
ES2200040 Spain Río Ebro Map
ES4310017 Spain Río Aljucén Bajo Map
ITB010002 Italy Stagno di Pilo e di Casaraccio Map
FR9112025 France Complexe lagunaire de Canet-Saint Nazaire Map
PTCON0013 Portugal Ria Formosa / Castro Marim Map
ES6150004 Spain Lagunas de Palos y Las Madres Map
ITB013012 Italy Stagno di Pilo, Casaraccio e Saline di Stintino Map
ES0000451 Spain Montdúver-Marjal de la Safor Map
ES0000450 Spain Marjal i Estanys d'Almenara Map
ES0000438 Spain Carrizales y sotos del Jarama y Tajo Map
ES0000470 Spain Marjal dels Moros (ZEPA) Map
ES0000471 Spain l'Albufera (ZEPA) Map
ES0000467 Spain Prat de Cabanes i Torreblanca (ZEPA) Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
ES0000462 Spain Clot de Galvany Map
ES0000484 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent (ZEPA) Map
ES0000487 Spain Marjal de Pego-Oliva (ZEPA) Map
ES0000486 Spain Salines de Santa Pola (ZEPA) Map
ES0000485 Spain Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja (ZEPA) Map
ES5310125 Spain Albufera de Mallorca Map
ES0000537 Spain Lagunas de Campotejar Map
ES0000536 Spain Lagunas de las Moreras Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Caimão-comum Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Calamón Común Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kék-fú Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Modrzyk Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pollo sultano Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Poule sultane French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Purperkoet Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Purple Gallinule English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Purpurhöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Purpurhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Slípka modrá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sultanhøne Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sulttaanikana Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Talève sultane French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04270 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Porphyrio porphyrio European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

17 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Azerbaijan 5000/25000 (pairs) 1996-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Azerbaijan 2000/10000 (individuals) 1996-2002 Wintering Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Croatia 3/5 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Croatia 3/5 (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
France 10/15 (pairs) 1998-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Italy 450/600 (pairs) 1999 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Italy 1000/2000 (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Italy 240/300 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Portugal 49/67 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Portugal 5/10 (pairs) 1989 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Russian Federation 500/1500 (pairs) 1995-2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Russian Federation 100/1000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Spain 6400/6700 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Spain 3000/3500 (pairs) - Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Turkey 2500/3000 (individuals) 1991-2001 Wintering Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Turkey 750/1000 (pairs) 2001 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Turkey 100/200 (pairs) 1990 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

17 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Wintering Fluctuating Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing but of unknown magnitude Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Wintering Increasing but of unknown magnitude Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 50% to 79% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 20% to 29% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Wintering Increasing between 20% to 29% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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