Jan 27, 2010

Tropical White-breasted Waterhen

Photo of a tropical Waterhen with a bounty making a dash to the bushes.

tropical water hen

About White-breasted Waterhen

The White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) is a waterbird of the rail and crake family Rallidae that is widely distributed across South and Southeast Asia. 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 after the first rains make loud and persistent croaky calls.

In Sri Lanka, this bird is known as Korawakka in Sinhala Language. In Sarawak Borneo, this Waterhen is known as Manuk Keruak in Bidayuh Language.

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2 comments:

Dak Wan® February 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

Thanks for this beautiful picture.... luv it!

waroengdollar March 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

i like this posting

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