2017. Amaurornis fuscus fuscus

(2017) Amaurornis fuscus fuscus.

THE RUDDY CRAKE.

Rallus fuscus Linn., Syst. Nat., 12th ed., i, p. 262 (1766) (Philippines). Amaurornis fuscus. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 170 (part.).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Forehead and crown to the sinciput, sides of the head and neck, lower plumage to the abdomen vinous-chestnut; upper plumage dark olive-brown, the rump, upper tail-coverts, tail and wing-quills darker brown; flanks and abdomen olive-brown ; under tail-coverts blackish-brown edged with white; chin and centre of throat white, more or less tinged with chestnut.

Colours of soft parts. Iris crimson, brown in young birds and glaucous blue-brown in nestlings; bill horny-green to brownish-green, the tip of the lower mandible yellowish; eyelids plumbeous-grey with a reel rim ; legs and feet reddish-orange to brick-red.

Measurements. Total length about 215 mm.; wing 87 to 97 mm. (once 99 mm.); tarsus about 36 mm.; culmen 19 to 21 mm.

Young birds are darker above and have the crown concolorous with the back; supercilia, sides of head and neck and lower plumage dull white barred everywhere with dusky-brown ; flanks and thighs dull olive-brown; under tail-coverts as in adult.

Nestling. Black with fulvous spots behind the ear-coverts.

Distribution. Philippines, Celebes, Java, Sumatra, Borneo etc. through the Malay States to Southern Siam and Tenasserim.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Similar to those of the better-known races.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
2017. Amaurornis fuscus fuscus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
2017
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
20
Common name: 
Ruddy Crake
M_ID: 
3650
M_SN: 
Porzana fusca fusca
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4793

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