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Slaty-legged Crake

Rallina eurizonoides

Description:

The Slaty-legged Crake is about 25 cm long. Its body is flattened laterally to allow easier passage through the undergrowth. It has long toes and a short tail. Colouring includes a brown back, chestnut head and breast, and strong black-and-white barring on the flanks, belly and undertail. The throat is white, the bill is yellowish, and the legs are green. Sexes are similar; juveniles are dark brown above and below, although they have the belly barring and white throat.

Habitat:

Slaty-legged crakes are sedentary and territorial birds that live in wooded swamps, forests, paddy fields, dense scrub and wetlands.

Notes:

Everybody in the blind was excited to see this crake, claiming the were very rare. Actually they are considered least concern according to IUCN.

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EdGriggs
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EdGriggs

จังหวัดเพชรบุรี, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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