Photo © by drjpmenon
Western Ghats, South India
, December 2016
- Rallina eurizonoides
Photo © by Dave 2x
, November 2014
21â€“25 cm (8Â¼-9Â¾ in); a flat-bodied crake
- Brown back
- Chestnut head and breast
- Black and white barring on flanks, belly and undertail.
- White throat
- Yellowish bill
- Green legs with long toes
- Short tail
Sexes are similar
Juveniles: dark brown. They share the belly barring and white throat with the adults
Asia: found from India and Pakistan to Japan; the Philippines, the Sulawesi Islands, the Sula Islands, and western Micronesia.
There are 7 subspecies:
- Batan Islands (northern Philippines)
Forests and forest edges, well-wooded areas and scrub, swamps.
They are thought to be a partial nocturnal species.
Nests are built in a dry area of dense vegetation on the ground or in a low bush. The clutch consists of 4-8 eggs.
They have a varied diet which consists of molluscs, worms and insects; also plant material such as the shoots and seeds of 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
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