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White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus


Dark grey topside and flanks, white breast and face. Underside of the tail is reddish-brown. The beak is yellowish; exceptionally elongated toes.


Urban residential area. It crossed the road right in front of me and then stuck around for a while before flying up to a wall and disappearing into the garden enclosed.


Wikipedia, The naturalist writer Eha humorously describes the call of this species: "It began with loud harsh roars which might have been elicited from a bear by roasting it slowly over a large fire, then suddenly changed to a clear note repeated like the coo of a dove."

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SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Daniele.
Thank you, Dijana Serhatlic.

DanielePralong a year ago

Beautiful and interesting bird Sukanya!

Dijana Serhatlic
Dijana Serhatlic a year ago

Such a beautiful bird.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Nov 21, 2018
Submitted on Nov 21, 2018

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