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White-Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) 

(Pennant, 1769) 

Figure 1: An adult White-Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus). (Photo courtesy of Kieron Gabriel Ng)


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Introduction

The White-Breasted Water held is a bold bird that can be often seen foraging openly in a wide range of habitats such as wetlands, mangroves and even in urban areas such as roadsides.(1) It is considered as both a common resident and a migrant in Singapore and is found in many different countries.(1) It has a loud, distinctive call that can often be heard in the evenings.(2)


Ethymology

Identification

Biology

Diagnosis

Description

Taxonomy and Systematics

References

1. Singapore Birds Project, n.d. White-breasted Waterhen. Available at: https://singaporebirds.com/species/white-breasted-waterhen/ Accessed on 11 November 2018

2.Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2018. Amaurornis phoenicurus (Pennant, 1769). Available at:http://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/dna/organisms/details/474 Accessed on 11 November 2018.

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