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Black-tailed Crake

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Photo by WHPDoi Inthanon National Park, Thailand, December 2009
Photo by WHP
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand, December 2009
Zapornia bicolor


[edit] Identification

20–22 cm (7¾-8½ in)

  • Ashy-grey head
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Black tail
  • Bluish-green bill with pale tip and red patch near base

[edit] Distribution

South-western China, Tibet, north-eastern India, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Some authorities place this species in Amaurornis or in Porzana.

[edit] Habitat

Patches of forest associated with rice fields, marshes and streams within forests, obvserved at heights around 2100m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, worms, molluscs and seeds from marsh plants.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)

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