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Porphyrio porphyrio

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Contributed: Asaf Mayrose

Presence In Israel Migrant, Resident
Nesting In Israel Occasional Breeder
Migration Types Short Range / Partial
Zoography Zones Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian
Landscape Formations Wetland Thickets, Wetlands
Vegetation Densities Medium, High
Nest Locations Wetland Thickets
Diet Types Herbivore
Foraging Grounds Water, Ground
Body Sizes Medium (500 - 1000g)
Threat Factors Wetland Drainage & Pollution

  • פז, ע. 1986. עופות. מתוך אלון, ע. (עורך), החי והצומח של ארץ ישראל. כרך 6. הוצאת משרד הביטחון, ישראל.
Contributed: Asaf Mayrose

Current Occupancy Map

Distribution maps

The maps presented here provide visual information on the distribution of species in Israel in the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and nesting density during the comparison period. For further reading

Relative Abundance 2010-2020

Breeding density values as calculated from observation records and expert opinions.

Relative Abundance 1980-1990

Breeding density values are based mainly on the book Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).

Occupancy difference 1990-2020

A map that expresses differences in the breeding distribution between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative value - species previously present but is currently absent, positive value - species has not been recorded previously and is currently present, zero - no change in occupancy.

Relative abundance difference 1990-2020

A map that reflects the changes in the relative abundance of the species between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative values - decline in abundance, positive values - increase in abundance, zero - no change in abundance.

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IUCN category

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% of protected sites

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