Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Porphyrio porphyrio Common name Purple Swamphen
Population name madagascariensis, E, C, S Africa
Breeding range East, Central & Southern Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Split from madagascariensis population 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 2005 2005 25,000 1,000,000 [S480] [R192]
WPE 5 2005 2005 25,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S6241] [R192]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA? [R192]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000

References

  • R192 - Dodman, T., 2006. Status, estimates and trends of waterbird populations in Africa. Wetlands International, Dakar.

Notes

  • S480 - 625: South African population estimated at 50,000-60,000 individuals.
  • S6241 - 625: South African population estimated at 50,000-60,000 individuals.



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