105. Gallicrex cinerea.
Kora, Khora, India; Kettala, Ceylon; Boun-dote, Burma.
Male 16" to 17" ; female 14". Legs, male dull red; female dull green. Mid toe 3.6". Bill red, tip yellow.— In summer: Male dull black, edged brown. Edge of wing white, and white on outer web of first primary. In autumn male moults into the female garb.— Female: Brown, edged fulvous. Beneath buff, barred brown. India, Ceylon, Burma, China, Japan, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo. Breeds in July and August. Eggs (1.7 x 1.27) light brown, spotted purple. (J. 904. B. 1403.)
Also the genus Psammocrex. One species. 17". Mid toe without claw 1.85". P. petiti, from the Lower Congo (said to be identical with E. haematopus).
Also the genus Porphyriola. Three species. 9 1/2" to 11". With mid toe and claw from 2.6" to 3", and no posterior caruncle to frontal shield. From S. Europe, Africa, and America.
Also the genus Parendiastes. One species— P. pacificus, 9", with mid toe and claw 1.6", large frontal shield, nostrils linear, not pervious, from the Samoa Islands.
Also the genus Microtribonyx. One species— M. ventralis, 10 1/2", with mid toe and claw 3.1"; the culmen dilated at base, nostrils oval, large, and pervious, from Australia.
Also the genus Tribonyx. One species— T. mortieri, 14", with mid toe and claw 2 1/2", the culmen dilated at base, secondaries as long as primaries, wing feeble, from S. Australia and Tasmania; and the extinct species, T. effluxus, from Queensland. (B.M. Cat., xxiii. 164-166.)