White-breasted Waterhen – behaviour

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I watched this White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus phoenicurus), using the car as a hide. It was ‘flipping’ its wings left and right for 1-3 minutes – see video and image composite. I was sure it was not drying the wings. I have seen this behaviour previously but am unsure of its significance.

Video: https://youtu.be/OlE6QnTTCvQ

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Secondary growth adjacent to limestone outcroppings

Date: 10th December 2020

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

 

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