- Zapornia bicolor
20â€“22 cm (7Â¾-8Â½ in)
- Ashy-grey head
- Reddish-brown upperparts
- Black tail
- Bluish-green bill with pale tip and red patch near base
South-western China, Tibet, north-eastern India, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand
This is a monotypic species.
Some authorities place this species in Amaurornis or in Porzana.
Patches of forest associated with rice fields, marshes and streams within forests, obvserved at heights around 2100m.
Their diet consists of insects, worms, molluscs and seeds from marsh plants.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
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