Scientific Name: Eulabeornis castaneoventris
Thickset, with gray head and pinkish brown underparts. Three color morphs, with upperparts olive, chestnut, or olive-brown. Juvenile has duller bare parts.
Eats mainly crabs; also other invertebrates. Uses stones as anvils to break shells of hermit crabs
Monogamous. Breeds September through February. Nest a bulky platform of sticks, grass, leaves, bark and seaweed, in mangroves. Eggs four to five young fledged at nine weeks
Diurnal and nocturnal, according to tidal cycle. Shy, secretive, and alert. Has a strutting walk; runs very swiftly. Gives a characteristic harsh screech. Territorial when breeding.
Not threatened. Patchily recorded; possibly overlooked. Probably not uncommon locally