Amaurornis bicolor

Elwes's Crake.

Amaurornis bicolor.

At several thousand feet elevation in Sikkim, as also in the Khasi Hills, there occurs the present species, distinguished from our other small crakes by the large amount of slate in its. plumage, which is only diversified by the brown back and wings, all the neck as well as the face and under-parts being grey. The legs are of a pale dull red, and the size is about that of a quail.

The bird has been found in the usual haunts of rails, in cover alongside pools, swamps, and wet rice-fields. It may probably be found to go lower down in winter and to extend some distance along the hills, birds of this kind being generally little noticed.

BookTitle: 
Indian Sporting Birds
Reference: 
Finn, Frank. Indian Sporting Birds. Edwards, 1915.
Title in Book: 
Amaurornis bicolor
Book Author: 
Frank Finn
Year: 
1915
Page No: 
111
Common name: 
Elwess Crake
M_ID: 
3632
M_CN: 
Black-tailed Crake
M_SN: 
Porzana bicolor
Term name: 
id: 
12328

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