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Waterhens
   
   

Fig 1 : Australasian Swamphen
 


Fig 2 : White-breasted Waterhen
 

Fig 3 : Common Moorhen
  

Fig 1 :
Australasian Swamphen (Purple Swamphen)
Porphyrio melanotus (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Location : Northern Territory, Australia
Habitat : Seasonal wetlands

Fig 2 :
White-breasted Waterhen
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Location : Lim Chu Kang, Singapore
Habitat : Freshwater storm drain

Fig 3 :
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus
Location : Byram, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Freshwater pond

Fig 4 :
Watercock - male
Gallicrex cinerea
Location : Sam Roi Yot, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand.
Habitat :
Coastal wetlands
Note : Photo by Charles Currin

Fig 5 :
Watercock - female
Gallicrex cinerea
Location :
Laem Pak Bia, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand.
Habitat :
Coastal wetlands
Note : Photo by Charles Currin

Fig 6 :
Eurasian Coot
Fulica atra
Location : Hampshire Avon, England
Habitat : Fast-flowing, chalk river
Notes : This is the subspecies Fulica atra atra, which also occurs in northern parts of Southeast Asia

 



 

Fig 4 : Watercock - male
   

ゥ  Charles Currin
 

Fig 5 : Watercock - female
   

ゥ  Charles Currin
 


Fig 6 : Eurasian Coot