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Red-legged crake

In 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.

Description

It is a medium-large crake (length 24 cm). Its head, neck and breast red-brown, paler on throat. Its upper parts are grey-brown. Underparts and underwings are barred black and white. Its bill is green and its legs are red.

Distribution and habitat

Found in far north-eastern India, eastern Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Indonesia. It is recorded as a vagrant to north-western Australia. It is located in dense vegetation close to permanent wetlands.

Breeding

Its clutch consists 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Gruiformes
Family
Rallidae
Genus
Rallina
Species
Rallina fasciata

Common names

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

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