Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) - HBW 3, p. 198
French: Talève d'Allen
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
a bird a few seconds in the open Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 December 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 3.9
An adult bird eating a frog Locality El Rocío, Doñana National Park, Andalucia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Diego Peinazo Amo 13 January 2007 5 years ago 13 sec 3.2
Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni)
Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.9
Allen's Gallinule in the hand.
Locality Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia
Donald Burton 21 January 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Lesser Gallinule working its way through a reedbed
Locality South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Derek Solomon 31 January 2006 10 weeks ago 3.3
Running on the edge of a pond.
Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 31 October 2011 1 year ago 3.3
A bird resting on one leg.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 June 1990 49 weeks ago 3
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