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~Globally rare and under red list threatened Species under BirdLife International.
Forehead rufous; rest of upperparts olive-brown; greater and median upperwing-coverts variably marked white; chin and throat white; side of head to breast cinnamon-rufous; flanks to undertail-coverts boldly barred black and white (dark bars browner in female). Legs and feet salmon to red; bill blue-grey with green base.
Duller overall plumage as compared to adult. Paler, washed-out head-sides and breast. May lack the white bars on wing coverts.
Resembles Ruddy-breasted Crake but the Band-bellied Crake has a stronger, thicker and shorter bill. The black and white bars between the flanks and undertail-coverts are also more distinct than the Ruddy-breasted Crake.
Russia, Sakhalin Island, Siberia, China, Inner Mongolia, North Korea, Japan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi
Breeds in lowland marshes and tussocky meadows containing thickets or small trees; winters in wet grassland, swamps and paddyfields.
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- [2014-03-09 7:46]
What a wonderful approach to this Porzana paykullii! Congratulations on this beautiful composition (very nice rock on which the bird walks).
Very nice capture of this Band-Bellied Crake, nice composition and POV, I detect a little noise here hmmm, could it be over sharpening or cropping, maybe both..., however a good try, with this high end equipment used i would expect a better result,
bright and sharp - a very good portrait of this crake, like the pose also - well done
- [2014-03-11 5:25]
This is a very nice bird-shot with a beautiful light and an interesting composition and background. An interesting bird too.