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Red-legged Crake

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(Redirected from Rallina fasciata)
Photo © by kctsangSingapore, February 2006
Photo © by kctsang
Singapore, February 2006
Rallina fasciata


[edit] Identification

Photo © by jweeyhSingapore, March 2019
Photo © by jweeyh
Singapore, March 2019

23–25 cm (9-10 in)

  • Reddish-brown head, neck and breast
  • Paler throat
  • Greyish-brown upperparts
  • Black and white barring on underparts and underwing
  • Green bill
  • Red legs and feet

Sexes similar though female has narrower barring on underparts with head and neck appearing more cinnamon

[edit] Distribution

Lowlands of South East Asia, Malay Archipelago and the Philippines

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Wetlands including swamps and reedy marshes, rice paddyfields, rivers, riparian thickets.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

Their clutch contains 3-6 dull white eggs. No description of the nest is available.

There is no information regarding their diet.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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