103. Amaurornis phoenicurus

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.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
103. Amaurornis phoenicurus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
103
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
128
Common name: 
White Breasted Water Hen
M_ID: 
3624
M_CN: 
White-breasted Waterhen
M_SN: 
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12804

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