992. Porzana paykulli

992. SIBERIAN RUDDY CRAKE.
PORZANA PAYKULLI.
Porzana paykulli (Ljungh), Kungl. Vet. Akad. Handl. 1813, p. 259, tab. v. ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 149 ; P. mandarina, Swinhoe, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist. 4th Series, v. p. 173 (1870) ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 488, pl. 123 ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 995 ; P. erythrothorax (nec. T. and S.) ; (Radde), Sib. Rinse, ii. p. 309 (1863).
Male ad. (China). Differs from P. fusca in having the flanks and thighs white barred with dusky blackish, the under tail-coverts black barred and tipped with white, and the axillaries and under wing-coverts white barred with blackish ; bill bluish grey, blackish on the culmen and about the tip, pea-green about the base ; inside of mouth flesh-colour ; iris crimson ; eyelid red ; legs and toes salmon-colour, brownish on the under surface of the tarsi, on the toes, and on the soles. Culmen 1.1, wing 4.7, tail 2.15, tarsus 1.5 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, the Amoor, the Bay of Abrek on the coast of the Sea of Japan, and Sidemi ; Corea, China, the Malay Peninsula, Java, and Borneo.
I find but little on record respecting the habits of this species, which do not appear to differ from those of its con¬geners. M. Kalinosowski found it breeding at Sidemi on a damp plain, and describes its eggs as closely resembling those of Crex pratensis in colour and markings, and in size measuring about 35.3 by 26.2 mm. (1.39 by 1.02 inch).

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
992. Porzana paykulli
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
992
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
710
Common name: 
Siberian Ruddy Crake
M_ID: 
3654
M_CN: 
Band-bellied Crake
M_SN: 
Porzana paykullii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10805

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