Tuesday, January 26, 2021

White-breasted waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)

White-breasted waterhen
















White-breasted waterhen ( Amaurornis phoenicurus)

White-breasted waterhen bird is a waterbird of the rail and crake family.White-breasted Waterhen has dark slate-brown upperparts. Face and underparts are white. Flanks, vent and undertail feathers are rufous-chestnut.juvenile has greyish face.Waterhen sound are very vocal in breeding season.Length: 28-33 cm,Weight: 165-328 g.

White-breasted waterhen habitat

Freshwater marshes,mangroves, reedbeds, grasslands, ricefields, orchards, parks and gardens and near small streams and pools.

White-breasted waterhen food

Insects, spiders, grain, fish,and worms.

Range

Bangladesh,India,Nepal,Bhutan,Sri Lanka,Pakistan and Maldives.

Indian subcontinent Range Map













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