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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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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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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