Wednesday, May 22, 2019

White-Breasted Waterhen

The white-breasted waterhen is found in South Asia and Southeast Asia and is a member of the rail and crake family. They are mainly dark gray on the upperparts and flanks, with a white face, neck and breast. The lower belly and undertail are cinnamon colored. The bill and legs are yellow and it has a red mark at the base of the upper bill. 
A photo from Wikipedia to show what it looks like. 
It is chewing on a green blade of grass.

We saw only one, at Bundala National Park in southern Sri Lanka. It was bobbing in and out of trees and brush at some distance and I didn't get any good photos. 

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