Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

White‑breasted Waterhen Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Amaurornis phoenicurus
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The White-breasted Waterhen is a blackish water bird with distinctive white underparts (adult bird length approximately 32 cm, weight 190 g, wing 16 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 5.5 cm, tail 6.5 cm). It looks dark slate-grey from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, larvae, molluscs, worms, seeds and shoots of water plants.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tsai-Yu Wu(www.xeno-canto.org/Tsai-Yu Wu), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.