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White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus


Size of a moorhen or pigeon, these are crepuscular waterbirds, with recognisable pure white face, neck and breast. Upperparts are dark slaty-gray, while the belly and undertail are cinnamon coloured. Long legs and toes are yellow, as is the bill - bill sports red spot.


This is a common waterbird of South and Southeast Asia, found on marshy grounds. Here, on edges of paddyfields, in a generally marshy area of a main town, Cox's Bazar.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ, Bangladesh

Lat: 21.44, Long: 92.00

Spotted on Mar 11, 2019
Submitted on Mar 11, 2019

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