African Swamphen

The African Swamphen (Afrikaans name Grootkoningriethaan) is the largest Gallinule in the region.

The Swamphen pulls up reeds with its feet and eats the fleshy stems at the bottom.

It is a common resident in reed beds, marshes and flooded grasslands. Their colours are really stunning to see.

We have seen them in Rietvlei and Intaka.

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