- Zapornia tabuensis
15–18 cm (6-7 in)
- Lead grey head and underparts swith bluish iridescence
- Dark brown upperparts
- Undertail black barred with white
- B bill
- Red eye, eye–ring and legs
Placed in genus Porzana by IOC.
There are 4 subspecies:
- Z. t. tabuensis - Philippines, Australasian region and Oceania
- Z. t. edwardi - Central highlands of Papua New Guinea
- Z. t. richardsoni - West New Guinea (Jayawijaya Mountains)
- Z. t. plumbea - South East and south-western Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Chatham Island
Dense vegetation at the edge of freshwater or saline wetlands.
Shy and elusive.
Their main diet consists of molluscs and other crustaceans; and both adult and larval insects.
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- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Spotless Crake. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 23 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Spotless_Crake