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The white-breasted waterhen

The white-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) young chick having a drink.

These are dark birds with a clean white face, breast and belly, but they can appear very colourful. I had the pleasure of watching them over a few months as their chicks grew.

They are often seen stepping slowly with their large feet and their tail cocked upright in open marshes.

And here some more adults from Thailand...


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