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White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Description:

The White-breasted Waterhen is a very common bird found in all major Philippine islands. It is more conspicuous than most rails and can be found even in city parks and grassy areas. It is often seen foraging on the ground, always close to cover where it runs to when disturbed. Both male and female look alike, and it is medium large in size (11 inches total length).

Habitat:

Farm near man made pond.

Notes:

Photos # 3-6 shows the nictitating membrane of the bird's eyes as it closes. Pilipino Names: Ti-ok, Tariwakwak Tagalog Name: Silikuak Visayan Names: Korwakwak, Bagwak

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2 Comments

Thank you @Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Very nice!

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 6, 2015
Submitted on Jun 6, 2015

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