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Taxonomy: Order Gruiformes >> Family Rallidae >> Genus Porphyrio

Gray-headed Swamphen (Unique ID: 5938)
Gray-headed Swamphen
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Species: Gray-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
Location: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: December 1, 2007
Equipment: Canon EOS 40D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 7.1

Notes: This species is an exotic/invasive species first seen in 1996 in the state of Florida. Efforts to eradicate this species were undertaken by the state, but eventually scaled back to try and simply control the species.


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