The purple gallinule, porphyrio porphyrio, in the eastern mediterranean

Kasparek, Max
Bilgin, Cemal Can
Akin, Aydin
The decrease of the East Mediterranean population of the Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio porphyrio, since the last century, perhaps even since classical antiquity, is described. The only locality where the ssp. seistanicus is known to breed in the Mediterranean is the Göksu delta in Turkey (< 30 pairs) for which urgent conservation measures are recommended.