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Grey-headed Swamphen

Porphyrio poliocephalus

Description:

Blue Swamphen with red beak head shield and legs and feet. About the size of a small hen

Habitat:

Native to Middle East, India and China this invasive species started in South Florida and is now making its way North. Some have been seen in Georgia. Bigger than the native Purple Gallinule and Common Gallinule in Florida there is concern that it will displace the native species

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James McNair
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James McNair

Christmas, Florida, United States

Spotted on Feb 28, 2021
Submitted on Mar 1, 2021

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