Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Waterhen bathing

Large water bodies around the Pustaka are conducive to wildlife preservation.
Of special interests are the Stork-billed Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Straited Heron, Great Egret, Common Sandpiper and White -breasted Waterhen that are commonly seen there.

 The White-breasted Waterhen is a tough bird that loves to live close to human habitation.  They prefer the waterways, streams, ponds and ditches where they forage for insects, fish and grass seeds.  At Pustaka there are many water bodies and channels that are attractive to these fast moving birds.  On the 10th of August'14, I chanced upon it having a good bath on a shallow section of the drainage channel.

White-breasted Waterhen - Keruak (Malay)
Amaurornis phoenicurus

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