By Christopher McInerney and Andy Stoddart

Abstract This short paper summarises the taxonomic history, distribution and status of the Purple Swamphen complex. It documents all the British records of swamphens assessed by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) and the British Ornithologists Union Records Committee (BOURC). A Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio seen in Suffolk, and then Lincolnshire, in 2016 has been added to Category A of the British List.


Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk, August 2016. Jim Almond
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