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Masked finfoot

(Heliopais personatus)

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Description

The masked finfoot is an underwater specialist with a long neck,a striking sharp beak and lobed feet which are green.The male and female both have a black mask and eyebrow that contrasts with a white eyering and lateral cervical stripe.The rest of the neck is grey,the breast is pale and the back,wings and tail are rich brown.The males have an all black chin while the females have a white chin.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Heliornithidae
Genus:Heliopais
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