Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Porphyrio porphyrio Common name Purple Swamphen
Population name melanotus, New Zealand
Breeding range New Zealand Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes Split from melanotus in WPE4.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1999 1999 600,000 600,000 [S470] [R431]
WPE 5 1999 1999 600,000 600,000 [S6237] [R431]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 6000
WPE 5 2012 6000

References

  • R431 - Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. and van Vessem, J. 2000. Herons in Europe. Pp 1-31 in: Heron Conservation (James.A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner, Eds.). Academic Press, London.

Notes

  • S470 - Possibly more abundant than population in Australia.
  • S6237 - Possibly more abundant than population in Australia.



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