103. Amaurornis phoenicurus.
THE WHITE-BREASTED WATER-HEN.
Dawak, India; Kureyn, Gondwarra; Kurayi, Sind; Kinati, Oudh; Bolikadi (Telugu); Tannin-koli, Ceylon ; Kalu-gwet, Burma.
Male 12 3/4". Legs green. Mid toe 2.7". Bill 1", green, ridge orange. Forehead, sides of face, chin, throat, foreneck, and breast white. Above black, with green reflections. Under tail-coverts chestnut. Quills brown.. Outer margin of first primary and edge of wing white. India, Ceylon, Burma, to Celebes and Formosa. Breeds from May to September. Four to eight eggs (1.57 x 1.18), buff, spotted and blotched purple. (J. 907. B. 1401.)