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- Rallus indicus
Breeds from eastern Siberia to Japan, winters in northern India, southeast Asia and Borneo.
A monotypic species, formerly considered a subspecies of Water Rail.
Reed-beds, marshes, etc.
A skulker, this bird is much more often located by its piglet-like squeals. Food includes both invertebrates and plant materials like seeds.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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