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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Watercock (Manipuri Name - Uthum)


The Watercock Gallicrex cinerea is a waterbird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. It is the only member of the genus Gallicrex.
Their breeding habitat is swamps across south Asia from IndiaPakistan, and Sri Lanka to south ChinaJapan and Indonesia. They nest in a dry location on the ground in marsh vegetation, laying 3-6 eggs. These large rails are mainly permanent residents throughout their range.

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