988. Porzana pusilla

988. SUBSP. PORZANA PUSILLA.
Porzana pusilla (Pall.), Reis. Ross. Reichs, iii. Anh. p. 700 (1776) ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 356 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiii. p. 106 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 165 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 997 ; P. pygmoea, David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 487 (nec. Brehm).
Hailli, Nepal. ; Hime-kuina, Jap.
Ad. (India). Differs from P. bailloni in being somewhat paler grey, and in having an ochreous brown streak from the lores through the eye and ear-coverts to the side of the neck, whereas in the European bird the sides of the head are grey without any such stripe. Gape 0.7, wing 3.5, tail 1.75, tarsus 1.1 inch.
Hab. South-east Siberia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Corea, Japan, China, Burma, India, and Ceylon ; west to Afghanistan and Baluchistan, south to the Philippines in winter.
In habits and nidification it does not differ from the Euro¬pean bird. It breeds in South-east Siberia, Japan, and the Lower Himalaya—in the last locality in June and July, and in Japan and South-east Siberia in June.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
988. Porzana pusilla
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
988
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
708
M_ID: 
3634
M_CN: 
Baillon's Crake
M_SN: 
Porzana pusilla
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10990

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