Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) - HBW 3, p. 198

French: Talève d'Allen German: Bronzesultanshuhn Spanish: Calamoncillo Africano

Taxonomy: Porphyrio Alleni Thomson, 1842, Idda, Niger River.
Sometimes placed in Gallinula or Porphyrula. Forms superspecies with P. martinica. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegal and Gambia E to Ethiopia and Somalia and S to South Africa, excluding arid SW; also Madagascar, Comoro Is, and (probably introduced) Mauritius.

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