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Baillon's crake

Porzana pusilla

Description:

They are 16–18 cm in length, and are similar to the only slightly larger little crake. Baillon's crake has a short straight bill, yellow or green without a red base. Adults have mainly brown upperparts with some white markings, and a blue-grey face and underparts. The rear flanks are barred black and white. They have green legs with long toes, and a short tail which is barred underneath.

Habitat:

heir breeding habitat is sedge beds in Europe, mainly in the east, and across Asia. They used to breed in Great Britain up to the mid-19th century, but the western European population declined through drainage.

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PramodCL
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PramodCL

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Spotted on Apr 19, 2015
Submitted on Apr 21, 2015

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