French: Marouette mandarin German: Mandarinsumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela mandarina
Banjarmasin, Borneo, and Jakarta, Java
Russian Far East (SW Amurland and S Ussuriland), NE China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning to Hebei and N Henan) and Korea. Winters in SE Asia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo. One alleged specimen from S Philippines (Basilan) is referable to Rallina fasciata.
20–22 cm. Sexes similar; in female, dark bars of underparts brown rather than black, and white markings on coverts may be less conspicuous. Outermost primary mottled... read more
Call distinctive: likened to intermittent drumbeats and also to sound of a wooden rattle; uttered... read more
Breeds in lowland marshes and meadows with tussocks, thickets or small trees; also in marshy or... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly crustaceans and insects (including Coleoptera); also seeds. Also recorded feeding on worms and on a dead fish. Forages in damp... read more
In Russian Far East, breeds from late May. Usually solitary; presumed monogamous; sometimes occurs in densely populated colonies. Nests in... read more
Winters in C Thailand, Vietnam (Tonkin and Cochinchina), Peninsular Malaysia, N Sumatra, Java and N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Very little information available on status and distribution. In past, locally common in USSR, occasional in... read more
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