French: Râle barré German: Malaienralle Spanish: Polluela patirroja
Bengkulu, west Sumatra
Lowlands from S Myanmar E to Philippines and S to Greater Sundas; spottily elsewhere through Lesser Sundas and Moluccas, and recently found breeding in W Timor#R.
23–25 cm; 68·8–108 g. Sexes similar; female somewhat more cinnamon on head and neck, with narrower black bars on belly and flanks. Easily distinguished... read more
Advertising call described as loud “gogogogok” given at night, and during day in rainy weather;... read more
Reedy swamps and marshes, rice paddies and taro fields, rivers, watercourses, riparian thickets and... read more
Food and feeding
Myanmar, Aug–Sept; Thailand, Aug; Borneo, Apr; Java, Mar; Sumatra, Jan; no date given for Flores. Nest undescribed. Eggs 3–6;... read more
Movements not properly understood, but species is both resident and migratory in normal range; also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status uncertain, as birds difficult to observe or flush; widely distributed but apparently not particularly common anywhere.... read more
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