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Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis   - Adult female
Greater Painted-snipe
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Near Sonkhaliya, Rajasthan, India
Date : 16 August 2012
English synonyms:Common Greater Painted-snipe, Greater Painted Snipe, Painted Snipe, Painted-Snipe
Bird Family :Rostratulidae - Painted-snipes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A pair was seen feeding in a small water body near a village road. The female seemed to be very territorial and aggressive while it shooed away an "intruding" Pond Heron. The male was quite shy, hardly came out in the open. - JM