In New Zealand and Australia populations have expanded due to the creation of new artificial lakes and ponds. Birds are often seen singly, or in groups of two to three, foraging for food beside motorways or roadside ditches, and collecting grit. A study showed that the preferred grit colour is red (followed by yellow and lastly blue) even though red grit is less common. Roadkill is a cause of mortality.
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Hello, great photos of the Swamphen. It is a gorgeous color. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks also for the nice comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds! I love the related swamphens and coots!ReplyDelete