February 21, 2016 – White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

These rails are found in many kinds of wetland habitats throughout South and Southeast Asia. They eat a variety of invertebrates, small fish, grass seeds, and parts of some marsh plants. They are bold and aggressive, foraging in the open and fighting frequently. Building shallow cup nests from twigs, leaves, and stems on the ground or in vegetation, both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.