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Grey-headed (Purple) Swamphen

Porphyrio poliocephalus

Description:

A couple of Purple Swamphens, now re-classified as Grey-headed Swamphens. Spotted in Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka. Apparently the male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles.

Habitat:

Wetlands

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1 Comment

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 2 months ago

Beautiful spotting!

Chris79
Spotted by
Chris79

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 27, 2018
Submitted on Sep 8, 2020

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