Porzana parva

Porzana parva, Scop.

910bis. :- P. minuta, Pall. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 265.

THE LITTLE RAIL.

Length, 7 to 8 ; wing, 3.8 ; tail, 1.5 to 1.75 ; bill, 0.7. Bill yellowish-green; irides red; feet and legs yellowish-green. Crown of the head deep brown ; sides of the head, both above and below the eye, ash or slate color ; cheeks and throat dull or greyish-white, the forepart of the neck pale ash ; under parts ashy or grey-blue in the males, light rufous buff in female; lower abdomen and vent deep or olive-brown, spotted with white ; neck behind and shoulder of the wing olive-brown; back deep olive-brown, the feathers with broad dark mesial stripes, their inner margins pale with some white linear spots and streaks ; primaries and secondaries deep brown with paler edges; lesser wing-coverts plain dull olive-brown; tail dusky olive-brown; under tail-coverts slaty-grey with spots and bars of white.

Within our limits the Little Rail only occurs in Sind.

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 parva
Spp Author: 
Scop.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
371
Common name: 
Little Rail
M_ID: 
3633
M_CN: 
Little Crake
M_SN: 
Porzana parva
Term name: 
id: 
12071

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