(2020) Amaurornis fuscus erythrothorax.
THE CHINESE Ruddy CRAKE.
Gallinula erythrothorax Temm. & Schlegel, Fauna Jap., Aves, p. 121, pl. 28 (1849) (Japan). Amaurornis fuscus. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 170 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Paler than any of the other races; the lower parts are a paler rufous and the crown less rufous anteriorly. It is also the biggest of all the races.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 105 to 122 mm.; culmen 21 to 24 mm.
Distribution. Japan, China, the Indo-Chinese countries to the Shan States.
Nidification. Herbert took eggs of this race near Samkok in Siam in July. They do not differ from those of the other races but are rather unusually broad in proportion to their size, measuring 28.8 x 28.4 mm.; they are probably abnormally small.
Habits. Those of the species.