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SPECIES INFO

The Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata) is a waterbird in the rail and crake family Rallidae.

Description

Medium-large crake (length 24 cm). Head, neck and breast red-brown, paler on throat. Upperparts grey-brown. Underparts and underwing barred black and white. Bill green; legs and feet red.

Distribution and habitat

North-eastern India, southern Burma, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Indonesia. Recorded as a vagrant to north-western Australia. Found in dense vegetation close to permanent wetlands.

Behaviour

Breeding

Clutch of 3-6 dull-white eggs.

Voice

Series of descending croaks, screams and grunts.

Conservation

With a large range and no evidence of significant decline, this species is assessed as being of Least Concern.





                                     



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