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19-22.5cm. Brown back with dark streaks, a blue-grey face and an olive-brown breast, all covered with white flecks and spots. The under tail is a warm buff colour, legs are green.
A monotypic species.
Freshwater wetlands with shallow water and dense vegetation.
The diet includes insects, snails, worms, small fish and plant materials.
They nest in a dry location in marsh vegetation, laying 6-15 eggs.
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