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wpe849.jpg (25608 bytes) Mesitornis variegata Alternate name
Mesitornis variegatus Scientific name 
Gruiiformes     Order
Mesitornithidae Family   
32cm          Length
Tropical forest below 350m. Endemic to  Madagascar. Habitat
1-3 white spotted rust eggs in simple platform like nest. The pairs are believed to be monogamous. Clutch   Eggs
Insects, invertebrates and seed. Food   Diet
Terrestrial and shy. Often seen in small family groups of 4-5               Habits
2939 - TSN: 707807 World No

Vulnerable

Status

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Photo by Jacques Erard all rights reserved (Birdquest)

White-breasted Mesite song duet
(Mesitornis variegatus)
Daniel Lane XC26331
15-11-2007, Madagascar

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Video by  jengel523 all rights reserved

Czech: Mesit beloprs? mesit běloprs?br> Danish: Hvidbrystet Drosselrikse
German: Kurzfu?telzenralle, Kurzfu?Stelzenralle
English: Roatelo, Varied Mesite, White breasted Mesite, White-breasted Mesite, White-breasted Mesito, White-breasted Roatelo
Spanish: Mesito de Pecho Blanco, Mesito Pechiblanco
Estonian: valgerind-roatelo
Finnish: Kirjokyyhkyr?kk?br> French: M?ite vari?
Italian: Mesena pettobianco, Mesite pettobianco
Japanese: munajirokuinamodoki
Japanese: ムナジロクイナモドキ
Latin: Mesitornis variegata, Mesitornis variegatus, Mesoenas variegata, Mesoenas variegatta
Malagasy: Arefy, Pangalatrovy, Tolohon'ala
Dutch: Witborststeltral, Witborst-steltral
Norwegian: Brunvingemesitt
Polish: madagaskarnik plamisty
Russian: Белогрудый мадагаскарский пастушок, Белогрудый месит
Slovak: mezita pestr?br> Swedish: Vitbr?tad duvrall
Chinese: 白胸拟鹑

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