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White-breasted Water Hen

Amaurornis phoenicurus


Slate coloured with white cheeks and belly. Touch of orangey-red at the base of upper beak. Elongated toes.


Kandy Lake. In the heart of the city. The traffic and turmoil did not seem to perturb the birds around Kandy Lake at all. It is so nice to see many different species of birds thriving, thanks to this waterbody.


Korawakka in Sinhalese.

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SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Thank you, grade-78-science8

grade-78-science8 7 years ago

The white-breasted waterhen is a waterbird of the rail and crake family, Rallidae, that is widely distributed across Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcont

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Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 12, 2017
Submitted on Feb 9, 2017

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