Rallina eurizonoides   (Lafresnaye,  1845) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Rallidae

Description
Size: 25 cm

A marsh-haunting rail, largely rufous-brown. Chin and throat pure white, underparts below breast white barred with black. Sexes alike.

Voice: A double note kek-kek persistently repeated during night. Also various other calls.

Nesting: Season- SW. monsoon, June to September. Nest- an untidy cup-like pad of dead leaves, grasses in a bamboo clump or tangle. Eggs- 4 to 8, creamy white, fairly glossy.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Slaty-legged Crake (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2012-10-30

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