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White-breasted waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Description:

The white-breasted waterhen is a waterbird of the rail and crake family Rallidae that is widely distributed across Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. They are dark slaty birds with a clean white face, breast and belly. They are somewhat bolder than most other rails and are often seen stepping slowly with their tail cocked upright in open marshes or even drains near busy roads. They are largely crepuscular in activity and during the breeding season, just after the first rains, make loud and repetitive croaking calls.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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1 Comment

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

What a great face...nice capture

marirs
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marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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