White-Browed Crake with chicks

This time, this crake is feeding at the open area at wetland, Tuaran. Interestingly, there are 2 chicks following it behind.

Following is a close-up shot of the chick waiting for the parents return.


White-Browed Crake

The White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea) 19-21.5cm is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, and Vanuatu.  Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

This shy bird was photographed at wetland in Tuaran. It was obsersed  feeding at the brushes grown at the middle of the wetland.   Information said that this bird likes to in habitat the well-vegetated lowland non-flowing wetlands which is very true in this case.  It also suggests that the reclaiming of lands around the area for housing and other businesses will threaten the existence of this spices of bird in this area.  Let’s hope the local people can preserve this piece of wetland.