White-breasted Waterhen – feeding on a mollusc

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS‘s images of a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus phoenicurus) feeding on a mollusc were taken at 7.45am in low light through some bushes on 27th January 2013. They show an excited White-breasted Waterhen that had just discovered a clam/mollusc to feed on. Some of the fish farms in the area rear these commercially.

The location is an ex-tin mining area with extensive pond/lakes, wetlands and fish farms in Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia.

  1. hamesha

    i loved this post – wish there had been a video ! yes, they frequently dart about very purposefully, as if very late for an appointment !

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