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. It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, but was elevated to full species status in 2015; today the purple swamphen is considered a superspecies and each of its six races are designated full species.

The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles.

The grey-headed swamphen was introduced to North America in the late 1990s due to avicultural escapes in the Pembroke Pines, Florida area. State wildlife biologists attempted to eradicate the birds, but they have multiplied and can now be found in many areas of southern Florida. Ornithological authorities consider it likely that the swamphen will become an established part of Florida's avifauna. It was added to the American Birding Association checklist in February 2013.
Gray-headed Swamphen
Date Location Count
2021-07-19 06:54Orlando Wetlands Park1
2021-07-11 06:50Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive1
2021-07-15 10:17T.M. Goodwin WMA--Broadmoor Unit30
2021-07-15 12:10T.M. Goodwin WMA--Original Unit1
2021-07-01 09:33Stick Marsh (Indian River Co.)2
2021-07-19 07:35West Regional WTF Wetlands2
2021-07-13 07:42Spring Lake Eco Park13
2021-07-16 08:12Grange Hall Loop Road1
2021-06-27 14:55Lakeside STA South Section, RESTRICTED ACCESS [only Fri-Mon, SR-SS]22
2021-07-08 16:45Winding Waters Natural area1
2021-07-12 14:30Harney Pond Canal Recreation Area3
2021-07-25 07:28Stormwater Treatment Area 1W--Public Use Area2
2021-07-20 15:00Stormwater Treatment Area 1W - auto entrance3
2021-07-15 06:36The Celery Fields1
2021-07-10 07:57Sem-Chi Rice Mill3
2021-07-25 07:45Gladeview Rd.1
2021-07-21 09:07Browns Farm Rd.2
2021-07-26 09:56Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center8
2021-07-25 13:02Wakodahatchee Wetlands2
2021-07-25 09:15Bolles Canal CR 8273
2021-07-24 08:15A1-FEB30
2021-07-18 08:29Harns Marsh2
2021-06-27 07:15Holey Land WMA11
2021-07-21 08:28Plantation Preserve1
2021-07-22 08:03Markham Park6
2021-07-22 08:30Chapel Trail (Sheridan Street Mitigation Bank)2
2021-07-18 07:57Dolphin Mall4
2021-07-02 04:45Al Asfar Lake (بحيرة الأصفر)6
2021-07-13 08:00Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Lake and surroundings5
2021-07-22 16:00Haleji Lake6
2021-07-23 07:00Vibhapar25
2021-07-16 07:00Ranjitsagar Dam2
2021-07-04 09:37Vadla Lake4
2021-06-28 14:30Prashnavada Wetland45
2021-07-01 05:00Kallar Kahar Lake
2021-07-18 17:19Vadala Dam9
2021-07-21 08:24Vadla Dam (Sukhdisar Bird Migration Point)6
2021-07-23 18:14Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur7
2021-07-12 15:09Nikol Bandhara11
2021-07-25 09:52Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul13
2021-07-21 16:47Bor Talav (Gaurishankar Lake)
2021-07-15 16:59Juna Bandar (Old Port)1
2021-07-11 17:24Avaniya Lake15
2021-07-02 11:01Avaniya Thorny Forest14
2021-06-27 09:10Pond near Shela6
2021-07-03 07:00Shela Tank8
2021-07-24 07:00Lapkaman (OBI)2
2021-07-01 05:47Gujarat Forest Research & Training Institute1
2021-07-18 07:20Akreja Talab5
2021-07-09 08:50Pariej Lake50
2021-07-25 08:31Pariyej Lake extantion3
2021-06-27 05:50Kheda (OBI)8
2021-07-03 06:51Vishal's birding ditch6
2021-07-11 16:11Gaviyer Lake5
2021-07-11 09:45Kalai Lake3
2021-07-10 07:30Kalai Beach10
2021-07-24 07:59Viva wetlands, Virar8
2021-06-29 17:38Godzilla Park Lake, Mumbai, Maharashtra6
2021-07-25 08:07Lokhandwala Lake--Mangroves2
2021-07-21 07:34Timbi Lake100
2021-07-25 07:30Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay3
2021-07-24 10:00Alibag--Gokuleshwar Lake2
2021-07-13 06:30Mothi Desai Village Park (Padle)2
2021-07-10 16:13Fateh Sagar Lake3
2021-07-11 07:34Nilje Lake,1
2021-07-11 07:24Jogi Talaab2
2021-07-10 07:15Kharghar wetlands, Kharghar2
2021-06-27 10:25Sector 25, Kharghar4
2021-07-17 18:00Kachore Pond, Kalyan1
2021-07-05 07:10Gandhari Forest Land1
2021-06-29 11:45Head Marala1
2021-06-27 06:00Harike Bird Sanctuary10
2021-07-12 06:53Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary30
2021-06-27 15:15Kavdi Pat2
2021-07-18 07:18Jhal Thikriwala- Punjab18
2021-07-21 17:53Keshopur Chhamb Community Reserve15
2021-07-03 07:30Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA2
2021-07-22 17:46Yeralwadi Dam1
2021-07-03 07:20Kapurwadi lake1
2021-07-25 06:04Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary7
2021-07-20 16:41Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli4
2021-07-18 15:00Bhigwan -- Agneepankh birding area5
2021-07-13 06:00Lake Chandlai, Jaipur3
2021-07-04 16:30Kelaginakeri Wetlands and Paddyfields1
2021-07-17 18:20Yeshwant Sagar--Gulawat9
2021-07-16 18:20Mehrun Lake, Jalgaon3
2021-07-22 06:45Lake View1
2021-07-24 09:57Sirpur Lake6
2021-07-01 09:08Rupnagar3
2021-06-29 18:49Chappar Chiri1
2021-07-12 17:36BTPS - Wetland - Bhusawal8
2021-07-11 05:45Mote Majra5
2021-07-11 08:30Manjalpaade, Mangalore2
2021-07-09 06:30Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN5
2021-07-25 07:10Kheda Jhanjraula (OBI)4
2021-07-25 12:18Najafgarh Drain (Dhansa Barrage) HR/IN1
2021-07-13 07:42Jhanjraula (OBI)8
2021-07-26 16:30Budhera WTP, Gurgaon5
2021-07-09 06:54Chandu Najafgarh drain area Hr/IN12
2021-07-02 06:52Bhutnal Kere ಭೂತನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-07 20:56Yelgaon dam, Buldana5
2021-07-09 09:45Najafgarh Jheel Area3
2021-07-03 06:40Hanchinal Kere ಹಂಚಿನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ5
2021-07-11 08:11Basai Wetland6
2021-07-08 06:19Kanhangad Railway Station14
2021-07-02 10:26Chemmattamvayal3
2021-07-07 18:55Udinur Vayal30
2021-07-17 06:45Mangar Bani1
2021-07-01 07:30Kuniyan Wetland-Main1
2021-07-25 18:29Hireammajji Kere, Narasimharajapura2
2021-07-25 12:21Cheruthazham Vayal1
2021-07-20 05:56Okhla Bird Sanctuary12
2021-07-23 15:30Ezhome2
2021-07-26 06:35Kattampally4
2021-07-21 07:20Kondajji Kere4
2021-07-11 09:21Surajpur Wetlands15
2021-07-26 05:24Bharatpur--Malah Road Marsh12
2021-07-11 07:20Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori6
2021-07-18 11:15Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East30
2021-06-30 16:40Dhanauri Wetlands50
2021-07-24 10:12Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary ಅಂಕಸಮುದ್ರ ಪಕ್ಷಿಧಾಮ6
2021-07-08 08:30Bhoj Wetland--Bisankhedi5
2021-07-21 08:07Bhoj Wetland2
2021-07-17 07:42kumbhari lake, Akola8
2021-07-22 08:30Van Vihar NP6
2021-07-10 07:19Jodhpur Jhal Bird Sanctuary11
2021-07-25 05:58Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage3
2021-07-15 17:30Haiderpur Wetlands -- Bijnor Zone1
2021-07-22 07:22Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)7
2021-07-21 07:00Kole Wetlands--Enamavu2
2021-07-06 16:43Pullu Paddy Fields1
2021-07-10 10:45Dadaga Kere6
2021-07-12 07:48Mysore City Bird Atlas 11D, Hinkal kere, Vijayanagar 3rd Stage6
2021-07-24 17:05Mysore City Bird Atlas 17B, Bogadi Kere. ಬೋಗಾದಿ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-07-11 07:30Papnash Lake Forest ಪಾಪನಾಶ ಕೆರೆ ಅರಣ್ಯ5
2021-07-26 09:39Mysore City Bird Atlas 24D, RK Nagar, behind Ganesh Temple drain7
2021-07-25 17:10Mysore City Bird Atlas 19A, Kukkarahalli kere ಕುಕ್ಕರಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ20
2021-07-16 16:00Mysore City Bird Atlas 32C, Dalvoy Kere, Mysore ದಳವಾಯಿ ಕೆರೆ5
2021-07-08 07:30Veerabhadreswar Temple
2021-07-24 16:42Karanji Kere ಕಾರಂಜಿ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-11 16:14Kamana kere hundi (Kesare Doddakere) Mysore City Bird Atlas 10B ಕಾಮನಕೆರೆ ಹುಂಡಿ25
2021-07-06 08:49Mysore City Bird Atlas 16B, VTU behind marsh Waterbody1
2021-07-04 10:30Thippayyana kere ತಿಪ್ಪಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-06-30 06:48Aluva--Elookkara(Madirath Padam)4
2021-07-25 06:14Mavina Kere ಮಾವಿನ ಕೆರೆ4
2021-07-21 07:55Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)3
2021-07-25 16:35Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna7
2021-07-11 17:44Shettanakere, Jantahalli2
2021-07-04 08:04Narasambudhi, Nanjangud (ನರಸಾಂಬುಧಿ)1
2021-07-11 17:23Vaddagere, Choganahalli4
2021-07-25 18:22varakodu lake3
2021-07-18 08:53Hadinaru Kere ಹದಿನಾರು ಕೆರೆ35
2021-07-11 08:02Gendehosalli Islands, Srirangapatna3
2021-07-17 15:15Gubbi--Mukanahallipatna Kere30
2021-07-10 15:33Ukkalagere kere1
2021-07-24 11:30Kuttanadu Wetlands--Kallara--Paravanthuruthu12
2021-06-27 07:45Marehalli Kere ಮಾರೆಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-21 10:50Kuzhithadam Paddy Fields, Parackal Kadavu4
2021-07-26 17:03Thodupuzha--Anakkoodu Wetlands Vengalloor1
2021-07-25 17:15Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam59
2021-06-27 07:00Selvampathy Lake10
2021-07-15 18:00Kumaraswamy Lake (Muthannan Kulam)3
2021-07-20 06:45madannada temple mynagappally30
2021-06-27 07:02madan nada wayal Mynagappally (കുരുമ്പോലിൽ വയൽ )4
2021-07-26 17:30Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore10
2021-07-20 17:08Karingali Puncha, Pandalam2
2021-07-16 14:08Chinnakkuttai (சின்னக்குட்டை)3
2021-07-25 08:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary
2021-07-08 07:05Vellalore Lake6
2021-07-16 14:31Periyakuttai (பெரிய குட்டை)7
2021-07-18 11:30Singanallur Lake, Coimbatore18
2021-07-01 17:41Krisshna Lake9
2021-07-21 12:20Achankulam2
2021-07-17 16:10Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore1
2021-07-17 09:27Kannahalli Kere1
2021-07-18 08:50Kommaghatta Kere4
2021-06-30 08:29Ullal Kere3
2021-07-21 08:27Mallathahalli Kere1
2021-07-18 17:30Konasandra Kere6
2021-07-16 10:51Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)1
2021-06-29 06:45Veerasagara Kere2
2021-07-19 18:05Narasipura Kere2
2021-07-05 17:22Hosakerehalli Kere30
2021-07-10 06:50Singanayakanahalli (Nagadasanahalli) Kere8
2021-07-10 17:31Thalaghattapura Kere5
2021-07-17 06:55OB Chudanahalli kere2
2021-07-18 10:45Puttenahalli Kere, Yelahanka35
2021-07-21 09:11Gantiganahalli Kere4
2021-07-25 07:00Yelahanka Kere3
2021-07-14 06:50Hebbal Kere5
2021-07-19 12:25Konanakunte (Doddakallasandra) Kere5
2021-07-09 08:00Amruthahalli Lake40
2021-07-12 07:27Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake7
2021-07-12 06:41Lalbagh Botanical Gardens2
2021-07-20 06:45Sarakki Kere10
2021-07-23 18:14Palanahalli Kere3
2021-07-24 08:00Jakkur Kere23
2021-07-26 17:00Kogilu Kere5
2021-07-19 08:20Rachenahalli Kere10
2021-07-25 12:00Puttenhalli Kere (Puttakere)8
2021-07-22 06:50Hulimavu Kere30
2021-07-26 16:20Hulimavu Lake--rock area5
2021-07-20 06:51Madivala Kere6
2021-07-20 08:59Sakalvara-1 Kere3
2021-07-24 16:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad12
2021-07-11 07:15Chelekere Lake8
2021-07-20 11:59Sakalvara-2 Kere1
2021-07-02 16:50Jallipatti Lake1
2021-07-24 16:14Dodda Begur Kere38
2021-07-21 16:45Agara Kere (HSR Layout)4
2021-07-25 16:00Kalkere Kere10
2021-06-29 09:00Madinaguda Lake1
2021-07-25 06:40Hulimangala Kere4
2021-07-08 06:45Hulimangala, Bangalore3
2021-07-26 07:36Jigani Kere7
2021-07-25 06:09Sonnapura15
2021-07-26 07:29Vibhutipura Kere4
2021-07-20 16:43Kasavanahalli Kere4
2021-07-25 15:44Hosa Kere3
2021-07-12 07:40Chikkatogur Lake20
2021-07-26 16:17Kaikondrahalli Kere / Kaikondanahalli Kere7
2021-07-17 07:30Maragondanahalli Kere8
2021-07-17 11:21Doddanekundi Kere3
2021-07-24 14:00Bettakote Kere1
2021-07-14 15:48Haragadde Kere10
2021-07-26 06:06Saul Kere / Sowl Kere6
2021-07-03 07:49Hennagara Lake2
2021-07-17 19:17Devarabisana halli lake1
2021-07-23 16:25Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur12
2021-07-04 18:47Yellamallappa Chetty (Yele Mallappa Shetty) Kere--North30
2021-07-22 07:40Anekal Dodda Kere15
2021-07-25 06:48Muthanallur Kere2
2021-07-25 06:32Hoskote / Hosakote Kere100
2021-06-28 17:40Muthanallur village1
2021-07-26 05:55Nehru Zoological Park18
2021-06-27 07:40Fox Sagar Lake3
2021-07-04 09:55Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad3
2021-07-07 06:00Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields12
2021-06-27 06:47Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur4
2021-07-16 17:04Gorewada Lake, Nagpur4
2021-07-11 10:02KORADI5
2021-07-11 07:00Edulabad Lake3
2021-07-26 08:31Pavalathanoor Lake, Tharamangalam பவளத்தானூர் ஏரி, தாரமங்கலம்2
2021-07-15 15:08Sittanur Area சிட்டனூர் பகுதி2
2021-07-10 07:14Holali Lake (ಹೊಲಲಿ ಕೆರೆ)2
2021-07-01 16:42Devarayasamudra Kere1
2021-07-09 07:25Kannankurichi (Mookaneri) Lake கன்னங்குறிச்சி மூக்கனேரி4
2021-07-03 08:00Kumaragiri Lake, Ammapet குமரகிரி ஏரி, அம்மாப்பேட்டை5
2021-07-11 10:30Kovalam salt pan3
2021-07-01 17:30Pudhukulam5
2021-07-03 06:51Thiruparankundram Tank / Thenkarai Pond7
2021-07-18 17:10Karisal Kulam Tank30
2021-07-18 08:25Avaniyapuram Reservoir / Iyethanendal Lake14
2021-07-10 05:30Gangaghat -- Katarilodhwakhera2
2021-07-10 16:15Kadmbakulam (கடம்பகுளம்)4
2021-07-26 07:22Zilmili Lake8
2021-07-11 09:47Poovalur Madanam Lake4
2021-07-07 14:24Sihar Paath Mandir, Baihar1
2021-07-22 15:24Arakkonam Lake8
2021-07-13 18:21Panaiyadikuppam Lake (பனையடிகுப்பம் ஏரி)1
2021-06-28 10:50Karayambuthur Lake (கரையாம்புத்தூர் ஏரி)1
2021-07-02 17:18Nallathur Lake (நல்லாத்தூர் ஏரி)2
2021-07-21 11:55Ottai Lake (ஒட்டை ஏரி)9
2021-07-13 17:20Osudu Lake49
2021-07-24 07:46Korkadu Lake (கோர்க்காடு ஏரி)69
2021-07-13 18:40Thiruchitrambalam lake (திருச்சிற்றம்பலம் ஏரி)2
2021-07-17 11:06Manapet Lake (மணப்பட்டு ஏரி)5
2021-07-23 06:25Kirumambakkam Lake (கிருமாம்பாக்கம் ஏரி)8
2021-06-27 16:00Nochimedu Lake (நொச்சிமெடு எரி)21
2021-06-29 08:30Ozhandhai Lake (உழந்தை ஏரி)14
2021-06-27 08:52Velrampet Lake (வேல்ராம்பட்டு ஏரி)4
2021-07-18 07:47Thandurai lake25
2021-06-30 15:45Kotturu Tadepalli Lake 2
2021-07-24 07:30Chembarambakkam Lake15
2021-07-25 07:15Korattur Lake4
2021-07-19 16:46Annakkili Amma Research Institute--(Restricted access)3
2021-07-23 05:10Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)2
2021-07-24 08:09Madurapakkam Reserve Forest (மதுரபாக்கம் காப்பு காடு)1
2021-06-30 17:52Ram Nagar Swamps, Madipakkam2
2021-07-17 09:35Pallikaranai Marsh--NIOT end15
2021-07-01 18:50Livestock Farm Complex Madhavaram2
2021-07-25 06:54Thaiyur Lake6
2021-07-18 09:51Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marsh (Western end)6
2021-07-10 17:36Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)15
2021-07-16 10:55Pallikaranai Marsh-- Southern end (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம் - தெற்கு முடிவு)1
2021-07-18 17:00Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands4
2021-07-16 09:26Kelambakkam Backwaters2
2021-07-22 10:08Ennore Creek16
2021-07-07 08:20Santra Tank, Matang, Chhattisgarh, IN (21.052, 81.462)8
2021-07-02 07:35Gudhiyari Wetlands, Raipur1
2021-07-25 07:35Mandhar Talaab16
2021-07-14 09:35Kimbulawala5
2021-07-24 08:40Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)1
2021-07-26 07:07Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary2
2021-06-27 10:00Kondakarla Ava14
2021-07-18 06:39Kapuluppada lake6
2021-07-18 06:15Singhabaga22
2021-06-27 14:30Kanke Dam (Ranchi)3
2021-07-25 08:00Chilika Lake--Rambha
2021-07-19 17:17Mehedipur bypass4
2021-07-21 16:50Sekedarpur Chorer Gaba3
2021-07-17 06:55Land for Tata Project, Singur3
2021-07-01 06:00Boshipota2
2021-06-27 06:47Tongtola, Baruipur6
2021-07-14 09:10Baruipur Marshes4
2021-07-18 07:50Baruipur Marshes3
2021-07-18 07:15Rajarhat Wetlands Proposed Silicon Valley Land2
2021-07-16 06:18Rajarhat Wetlands I1
2021-07-18 15:53New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)1
2021-07-03 07:40Dora Beel (Wetland)3
2021-07-20 10:45Ograbraj8
2021-07-11 09:40Sippighat2
2021-07-16 17:55Doi Lo paddies (general area)1
2021-07-14 08:49Nong Kra-hoh marshes1
2021-07-02 13:53Pha Mamuang Village1
2021-07-08 09:38洱海月湿地公园 (Er'hai Moon Lake Park)5
2021-07-18 06:47Wang Phikun--Bueng Ee Thao4
2021-07-15 22:55Khao Sam Roi Yot NP--Bueng Bua2
2021-07-06 08:20Thale Noi Non-hunting Area (general area)20
2021-07-06 09:30Thale Noi Non-hunting Area--Ekachai Bridge (Chaloem Phra Kiat 80 Pansa Bridge)87
2021-07-23 17:31Hat Yai WTP4
2021-07-04 08:35Vientiane--That Luang swamp south2
2021-07-25 06:10Vientiane--Nong Kham Sen wetland3
2021-07-03 06:35Vientiane--Nong Pen lake1
2021-07-26 17:54Khon Kaen University--wastewater treatment ponds10
2021-07-06 07:45Tambun, Ipoh4
2021-06-29 10:03Sa Sisiat (Chonlaprathan Reservoir)
2021-07-26 09:23Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)8
2021-07-10 08:28Nong Bua10
2021-06-30 06:12Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)
2021-07-23 10:35Nong Krathum1
2021-07-18 13:20Laem Phayom16
2021-07-26 12:00Phaya Khan Khak & Phaya Naga Museums vicinity11
2021-07-02 10:10Kut Kong--wetlands along Khwang Canal2
2021-07-13 15:10Phue Hi8
2021-07-12 12:12Huai Kalao3
2021-07-18 07:20Sangkat Preaek Ta Sek6