Porzana fusca

Porzana fusca, Lin.

911. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 724.

THE RUDDY RAIL.

Length, 84 to 87 ; expanse, 13.25 to 14.5 ; wing, 3.75 to 4.25 ; tail, 2.2 ; tarsus, 1.4 to 1.55 ; bill at front, 0.8 to 0.9; bill at gape, 0.9 to 1.

Bill blackish-horny to greenish-brown; irides red; legs red, dusky at joints and on toes.

Forehead, cheeks, and sides of the head, neck, throat, breast, and abdomen, vinous chesnut, albescent on the chin and throat; upper plumage dull olive-brown, darker on the wings and tail; lower abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts, darker olivaceous with white bars.

The young want the rufous tint and have the entire chin and throat white, and the the rest of the lower surface dull earthy olive-brown, mottled or imperfectly barred with brownish-white.

According to Jerdon the Ruddy Rail is found throughout India. I cannot find any record of its occurrence within our limits, but probably owing to its skulking habits, it has been overlooked.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Porzana fusca
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
372
Common name: 
Ruddy Rail
M_ID: 
3649
M_CN: 
Ruddy-breasted Crake
M_SN: 
Porzana fusca
Term name: 
id: 
12072

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