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
2020-03-31 07:34Sweetwater Wetlands Park1
2020-03-08 17:38Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive1
2020-03-08 11:35Lake Apopka North Shore--Lust Rd. Gate Area Only (Not for entire wildlife drive)1
2020-03-23 07:27"Viera" Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands1
2020-04-02 08:59T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area--Broadmoor Unit22
2020-03-19 08:13T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area--original unit
2020-03-26 09:38Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area2
2020-03-23 08:50Stick Marsh15
2020-03-06 11:30West Regional WTF Wetlands1
2020-03-19 12:30Martin Downs Golf Club1
2020-03-15 07:35Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area2
2020-03-29 11:40Lake Okeechobee--Okeechobee Recreation Area Lock 7, Jaycee Park2
2020-04-04 07:30Harney Pond Canal Recreation Area13
2020-04-04 10:38Stormwater Treatment Area 1E1
2020-03-28 09:34Stormwater Treatment Area 1W--Public Use Area2
2020-03-12 13:40Sem-Chi Rice Mill3
2020-03-23 16:55Wellington Environmental Preserve10
2020-03-13 18:55Lake Okeechobee--Levee Park1
2020-03-16 09:31Loxahatchee NWR2
2020-03-21 07:39Wakodahatchee Wetlands1
2020-03-17 17:55Loxahatchee NWR--Marsh Trail1
2020-03-22 10:06A1-FEB5
2020-03-29 13:24Stormwater Treatment Area 5/62
2020-04-01 09:26Harns Marsh5
2020-03-28 07:00Plantation Preserve1
2020-03-25 10:24Lake Trafford--Annie Olesky Park1
2020-03-10 12:09Markham Park2
2020-03-10 14:49WCA 2-B Conservation Levee Greenway2
2020-03-12 09:10Vista View Park5
2020-03-11 11:00Everglades Holiday Park2
2020-03-22 07:59Chapel Trail (Sheridan Street Mitigation Bank)5
2020-04-02 18:18Dolphin Mall14
2020-03-08 07:41Al Jahra Pools Natural Reserve (Restricted access)5
2020-03-21 15:00Al Asfar Lake (بحيرة الأصفر)1
2020-03-16 12:45DIP--Eastern Desert Lakes5
2020-04-02 11:30Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Lake and surroundings2
2020-03-13 08:49Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Pivots (no access)1
2020-03-08 09:00Nyari-1 Dam1
2020-03-08 18:55Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary2
2020-03-17 17:11Lakhanka Dam5
2020-03-15 08:00Thol Bird Sanctuary10
2020-03-15 08:00Limbasi-Vastana Rd4
2020-03-17 09:30Pariej Lake7
2020-03-15 08:30Gaviyer Lake7
2020-03-07 16:33Lambhvel Tank9
2020-04-04 16:45Umela swamps, Vasai2
2020-03-10 07:15Tarzon lake1
2020-03-15 09:00Lokhandwala Lake3
2020-03-26 06:30Lokhandwala Lake--Mangroves12
2020-03-15 08:14Timbi Lake6
2020-03-09 07:50Powai Garden1
2020-03-24 18:00Powai Lake, Mumbai3
2020-03-21 17:30Sat pool, Dombivli West,1
2020-03-10 15:30Gharana ,Ranbir Singh Pura,Jammu20
2020-03-17 08:41Nagawli Talab8
2020-03-10 10:30Pampore Wetlands7
2020-03-10 10:05Pashan Lake, Pune2
2020-03-08 10:10Mula River -- Baner2
2020-03-08 06:46Nandur-Madhyameshwar bird sanctuary6
2020-03-14 06:37Pangarh Lake1
2020-03-20 10:19Batim Lake30
2020-03-07 15:22Arrossim Lake & surrounding1
2020-03-09 06:20Carambolim Lake & Surroundings (IBA)200
2020-03-15 16:00Azossim Fields and Wetlands10
2020-03-11 07:08Maina-Raia Wetlands40
2020-03-15 11:28Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary1
2020-03-08 07:11Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli15
2020-03-10 09:00Kelgeri Lake8
2020-03-13 09:24Goshala, Yamai Talao, Pandharpur15
2020-03-07 15:53Malyadi lake, Kundapura35
2020-03-15 13:36Mote Majra Lake20
2020-03-09 07:04Kenjar Wetlands, Mangalore2
2020-03-06 07:02Yakkundi Kere9
2020-03-15 08:39Sultanpur National Park19
2020-03-26 16:33Bhutnal Lake, Bijapur1
2020-04-05 07:59Sri Nagalingeshwara Waterbody8
2020-03-31 06:35Hanchinal Lake2
2020-04-01 10:45Basai Wetland10
2020-03-16 17:30Peralathvayal3
2020-03-08 16:14Ashoka University
2020-03-17 17:34Chemmattamvayal70
2020-03-08 16:31Honnutagi Lake7
2020-03-11 07:58Yamuna Biodiversity Park phase 2 IN-DL2
2020-03-11 10:36Yamuna Biodiversity Park--Phase I1
2020-03-15 09:45Ezhome4
2020-03-20 16:30Okhla Bird Sanctuary10
2020-03-18 08:10Ezhome3
2020-03-19 08:49Okhla Bird Sanctuary35
2020-03-15 10:50Ayyoth3
2020-03-20 06:50Kattampally20
2020-03-18 17:30Surajpur Police line4
2020-03-16 09:28Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary1
2020-03-17 15:38Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur15
2020-03-13 12:40Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East
2020-03-17 13:51Dhanauri Wetlands8
2020-04-03 10:48Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary3
2020-03-09 08:20Bonal Lake Bird Sanctuary6
2020-03-14 10:40Ganga Barrage Bijnor3
2020-03-08 07:17Mavoor Wetlands3
2020-03-14 08:00Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)6
2020-04-03 06:20Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland8
2020-03-11 09:05Karanja reservoir35
2020-03-10 10:40Kole Wetlands--Pullazhi6
2020-03-15 07:05Chhatri Lake--Backwaters, Amravati1
2020-03-15 17:00Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore4
2020-03-10 16:46papnash lake forest3
2020-03-15 07:00Mysore City Bird Atlas 19A, Kukkarahalli Lake35
2020-03-14 17:27Harathale Kere, Nanjanagudu, Mysore Dt13
2020-03-08 08:36Karanji Lake,Mysore4
2020-03-07 13:44Merched Lake, Manslapur Village6
2020-03-22 06:54Manslapur Lake, Raichur 8
2020-03-06 18:40Paddy Fileds--Dhanya Mission Hospital7
2020-03-13 09:15Kalale, Nanjangud2
2020-04-04 16:57Aluva--Elookkara(Madirath Padam)1
2020-03-31 09:45Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna14
2020-03-16 07:10Kalamassery--HMT Estate Area2
2020-03-08 16:22Varuna Tank6
2020-03-15 08:35Hadinaru Kere1
2020-04-04 17:32Kunjattukara--Near Vettakkorumakan Temple1
2020-03-18 16:43pallathuruthy9
2020-03-07 07:32Moncompu10
2020-03-28 08:15Kariyam Paadam2
2020-03-08 16:35Malavalli Lake4
2020-03-29 06:40IN-Kerala--Kottayam--Parampuzha--Muzhoor Paddy Fields1
2020-03-06 10:55Kuttanad Wetlands--Ayikkara Mukku-Vaniyamkadavu7
2020-03-21 06:00Singur Dam Reservoir, Medak2
2020-03-10 07:31Kolarampathy Lake3
2020-03-10 07:48Perur Puttuveeki Lake6
2020-03-10 06:44Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam11
2020-03-10 06:25Kumaraswamy Lake (Muthannan Kulam)15
2020-03-19 16:00Sengulam Lake, Coimbatore6
2020-03-10 08:25Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore9
2020-03-08 07:00Karingali Puncha, Pandalam10
2020-03-07 06:32Chinnakkuttai (சின்னக்குட்டை)6
2020-03-24 12:19Vellalore Lake1
2020-03-25 13:09Pannivelichira, Aranmula Wetlands19
2020-03-16 12:03Haripura Reservoir3
2020-03-21 06:26Madhure Kere15
2020-03-10 17:16Pallapalayam Lake4
2020-03-10 16:52Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore9
2020-03-20 08:25Kannahalli Kere1
2020-03-11 17:35Kommaghatta Lake12
2020-03-20 07:11Malathahalli Kere10
2020-03-15 07:14Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)1
2020-03-11 17:12Puttenahalli Kere, Yelahanka85
2020-03-13 17:47Allalasandra Kere3
2020-03-18 06:35Yelahanka Kere20
2020-04-04 07:06Anjanapura / Avalahalli Kere5
2020-03-28 07:00Avalahalli Lake -- adjoining areas3
2020-03-15 17:09Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake3
2020-03-10 09:45Lalbagh Botanical Gardens2
2020-03-21 16:47Jakkur Kere
2020-03-14 17:57Nagawara Kere / Nagavara Kere1
2020-03-15 07:21Kogilu Kere30
2020-03-14 17:19Rachenahalli Kere18
2020-03-18 17:30Puttenhalli Kere (Puttakere)8
2020-03-08 06:57Doddakammanahalli Lake18
2020-03-11 06:45Osman Sagar Lake
2020-03-23 09:25Madivala Kere3
2020-03-18 06:45Sakalvara-1 Kere8
2020-03-19 08:00Yelenahalli lake2
2020-03-20 15:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad6
2020-03-14 08:20University of Hyderabad1
2020-04-04 07:30Periya Kulam, Udumalpet11
2020-03-23 06:55Dodda Begur Kere40
2020-03-19 07:30Ottu Kulam, Udumalpet11
2020-03-21 16:23Kalkere Lake100
2020-03-23 00:13Kasavanahalli Kere
2020-03-09 18:20Chikkatogur Lake4
2020-03-15 08:24Kaikondrahalli Kere / Kaikondanahalli Kere12
2020-03-16 07:00Doddanekundi Kere40
2020-03-17 17:30Bettakote Lake4
2020-03-21 06:50Saul Kere / Sowl Kere2
2020-03-23 10:25K R Puram (Krishnarajapuram) Kere1
2020-03-18 17:19Devarabisana halli lake3
2020-03-09 06:40Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur5
2020-03-11 16:34Akkulam Lake Thiruvananthapuram2
2020-03-20 07:54Yellamallappa Chetty (Yele Mallappa Shetty) Kere50
2020-03-13 09:45Muthanallur Kere4
2020-03-20 09:08Hoskote / Hosakote Kere30
2020-03-09 07:19Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad4
2020-03-21 06:52Vellayani - Punchakkari Paddy fields150
2020-03-17 07:00Gorewada lake3
2020-03-15 07:15Gorewada Lake, Nagpur8
2020-03-08 07:25Ambazari Lake, Nagpur4
2020-03-12 15:47Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Erode13
2020-03-23 17:15Pavalathanoor Lake, Tharamangalam10
2020-03-11 16:50Panchayat Union Middle School, Krishnampudur6
2020-03-12 12:20Kamalapuram Periyeri Lake2
2020-03-28 05:30Tadoba -- Erai Dam1
2020-04-02 10:39Moharli, Chandrapur3
2020-03-18 06:30MTDC Resort, Moharli, Chandrapur5
2020-03-06 06:15Tadoba NP2
2020-03-08 12:31Selatthampatti Lake27
2020-03-18 14:25Lawari lake5
2020-03-18 12:30Sonapur Lake5
2020-03-15 11:10Asola Mendha Lake29
2020-04-03 17:56Narippaiyur Wetlands4
2020-03-11 13:14Kiliyur Tank12
2020-03-11 06:25Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary1
2020-03-15 12:54Gosainganj Wetlands -- Sri Jharkhandeswar Baba Dham2
2020-03-14 13:45Osudu Lake1
2020-03-08 06:30Nayapakkam4
2020-03-07 14:54Pulicat Bird Sanctuary--SHAR6
2020-03-24 16:15Mittanamalli Wetland5
2020-03-08 08:10Chitlapakkam Lake2
2020-03-23 17:00Korattur Lake1
2020-03-08 15:46Nanmangalam Lake10
2020-03-06 16:58Ram Nagar Swamps, Madipakkam6
2020-03-12 15:45Pallikaranai Marsh--NIOT end11
2020-03-07 07:00Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)6
2020-03-15 08:15Pallikaranai Marshland, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu2
2020-03-08 07:00Pallikaranai Marsh--Southwest Watchtower (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம் - தென்மேற்கு கவனிப்பு கோபுரம்)8
2020-03-09 07:19Pallikaranai Marsh--Karapakkam20
2020-03-14 07:15Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands20
2020-03-07 07:15IIT Madras--SAC3
2020-03-14 06:30Sholinganallur Lake3
2020-03-17 06:25Buckingham Canal, ECR to OMR Rd
2020-03-14 17:33Attidiya Bird Sanctuary1
2020-03-18 17:18Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)4
2020-03-09 07:00Dampe5
2020-03-25 16:52Coromandel International Ltd4
2020-03-08 07:13Kondakarla Ava7
2020-03-06 10:53Senasuma Wetland
2020-03-12 08:20Bundala Freshwater Marsh7
2020-03-11 16:40Bundala NP (General)20
2020-03-13 09:02Mangalajodi Wetlands, Tangi, Odisha4
2020-03-17 06:30Hanuman Mandir Dam14
2020-03-07 15:57Ballavpur WLS Jheel 14
2020-03-08 06:30Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary6
2020-03-24 06:30Urpad Beel (Lake)6
2020-03-15 09:30Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary11
2020-03-12 15:05Pobitora WLS4
2020-03-13 08:30Nimati Ghat - Majuli ferry
2020-03-07 06:00Jorakaan- Sippighat wetlands2
2020-03-15 15:15Sippighat27
2020-03-09 06:00Chidiyatapu2
2020-03-15 14:12Maguri Beel24
2020-03-22 07:10Inle Lake4
2020-03-13 15:57Mae Taeng Irrigation Project5
2020-03-13 14:37Suan Yen (San Mahaphon Subdistrict)2
2020-03-30 09:30Nong Kra Hoh marshes2
2020-03-23 08:05Nong Luang Royal Project1
2020-03-06 08:14Nong Luang in Wiang Chai District65
2020-03-16 14:00Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area (general area)20
2020-03-25 11:21Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area--Waterbird Park2
2020-03-15 08:30Bang Khaem fish ponds1
2020-03-27 09:12Khao Sam Roi Yot NP (general area)10
2020-03-18 18:21Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport4
2020-03-29 15:00Lat Krabang paddies1
2020-03-25 16:45Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-hunting Area--northern part2
2020-03-21 15:38Thale Noi Non-hunting Area--Ekachai Bridge (Chaloem Phra Kiat 80 Pansa Bridge)500
2020-03-10 07:51Thale Luang Non-hunting Area--Songkhla Side40
2020-03-15 12:25Pang Rad Recreation Area8
2020-04-02 10:30Laloeng Wai6
2020-03-24 14:30Kaeng Lawa1
2020-03-28 16:40Kaeng Nam Ton
2020-04-01 08:10Khon Kaen University--wastewater treatment ponds6
2020-03-18 13:00Nong Han Kumphawapi Lake (Red Lotus Lake)20
2020-03-06 08:30Malim Nawar Mining Pools5
2020-03-08 09:06Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)
2020-03-08 09:45Nong Bua40
2020-03-14 06:30Ang Trapeang Thmor50
2020-03-11 09:00Putrajaya Wetland Park2
2020-04-04 06:30Phnom Krom--rice fields1
2020-03-09 06:18Prey Veng1
2020-03-18 15:09Van Long Nature Reserve8
2020-03-08 12:00Sangkat Preaek Ta Sek1
2020-03-11 06:17Kratie--sur le Mékong et environs1
2020-03-16 06:00Kratie--rice fields and marshes2