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Red-legged crake

Thai: นกอัญชันป่าขาแดง, nok an-chan pa kaa daeng

Binomial name: Rallina fasciata, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822

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


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.


Clutch of 3-6 dull-white eggs.


Series of descending croaks, screams and grunts.


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

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Videos of Red-legged crake

  • Red-legged crake - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Red-legged crake - Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Red-legged crake

    Red-legged crake

Scientific classification

Rallina fasciata

Common names

  • Thai: นกอัญชันป่าขาแดง, nok an-chan pa kaa daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Red-legged crake, Rallina fasciata in Thailand

Range map of Rallina fasciata in Thailand

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