Waterhen bird

waterhen bird
   Waterhen, Gallimilus chloropus, is a bird generally distributed throughout the world. Length of male about 13 inches; back, wings, rump, and tail rich dark olive-brown; head, neck, breast, and sides dark slate-gray; thighs and flanks streaked with white; belly and vent grayish-white; under tail coverts white; beak yellowish, becoming red in the breeding season; naked patch on forehead red; red garter above tarsal joint; legs and toes greenish-yellow, claws dark-brown. The female rather larger and more vividly colored than the male. Waterhens frequent ponds covered with aquatic herbage, overgrown watercourses, and the banks of slow rivers, swimming and diving with facility.