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White-browed crake

In Thai: นกอัญชันคิ้วขาว, nok an-chan kiw khao

Binomial name: Poliolimnas cinereus, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, 1819

The white-browed crake (Poliolimnas cinereus) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, India, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, and Vanuatu.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. The Iwo Jima rail, a doubtfully valid subspecies formerly native to Iwo Jima, is now extinct.

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Scientific classification

Poliolimnas cinereus

Common names

  • Thai: นกอัญชันคิ้วขาว, nok an-chan kiw khao


  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, 1819

    Common name: White-browed crake

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Masauyi Hachisuka, 1939

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Johann Reinhold Forster, 1844

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, John Gould, 1847

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Ernst Johann Otto Hartert, 1924

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Hermann Schlegel, 1865

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Gregory Macalister Mathews, 1926

  • Amaurornis cinerea cinerea, Gregory Macalister Mathews, 1926


  • Porzana cinerea, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1819)
  • Amaurornis cinerea, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1819)
  • Poliolimnas cinereus, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1819)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of White-browed crake, Poliolimnas cinereus in Thailand
  • Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram
  • Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen
  • Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area
  • Bangkok Province
  • Borabue District, Maha Sarakham
  • Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area
  • Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Hat Yai District, Songkhla
  • Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area
  • Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi
  • Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Kut Thing Non-Hunting Area
  • Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai
  • Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi
  • Mueang Pattani District, Pattani
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon
  • Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram
  • Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket
  • Mueang Surin District, Surin
  • Na Chaluai District, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Nong Han Lake
  • Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen
  • Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai
  • Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area
  • Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park
  • Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani
  • Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Range map of Poliolimnas cinereus in Thailand