Sunday, June 22, 2008

White-breasted Waterhen (Ruak-ruak)

Saw a few fella trapping the White-breasted Waterhen (Burung Ruak-ruak) right in the middle of town today. In Tengkera, Malacca to be exact. These birds seem to be doing well amidst human settlements. A sight of them flying in the bushes are quite common - for the time being.

What amazes me is that they just need some bushes, a small stream with fishes and they could survive. However with the building of semi detached houses nearby, a small forested area (where these trappings took place) was cleared as the new home owners were afraid of snakes hiding there (so what I heard).

Could the survival of these interesting birds in small pockets of area among human dwellings be numbered? Only time will tell......
Notice the "racik" on the ground used to trap them.

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