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Birds of Kadamakkudy – Grey headed Swamphen – Porphyrio poliocephalus

swamphen captured at Kadamakkudy Islands with Lumix fz 200 by Abrachan Pudussery

Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) is a species of swamphen occurring from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand. The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles.


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