95. Porzana pusilla.
THE EASTERN BAILLON'S CRAKE.
BAILLONI, in honour of Louis Antoine Francis Baillon, of Abbeville, who died about 1855. He first found the species in Picardy, and gave Vieillot details of its habits, etc.
Male 6 1/2" to 7 3/4"; 1 to 2 oz. Legs yellow-green. Bill 2/3", dark green. Mid toe and claw 1 1/2". Above yellow-brown, with white irregular spots black-edged.
Beneath grey. Under-tail black, with white crossbar. Outer edge of first primary white. Sexes alike. Eastern Asia, India, Ceylon, Burma, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan. In W. Asia and Europe replaced by P. intermedia. Six to eight eggs (1.16 x 0.87), pale olive, thickly freckled. (J. 910. B. 1393. H. & M. ii. 203.)
Also P. Carolina. 8". With white breast. From N. and 0. America. P. fluminea. 7". With slate-grey breast. From Australia. P. albicollis. 9 1/2". With ashy breast. From S. America. P. intermedia. 7". With grey breast. From C. Europe, Persia, and Africa. P. affinis. 7". From New Zealand. P. palustris, 6". With grey breast. From Australia. P. spiloptera. 5 1/2". With leaden breast. From Buenos Aires. P. flaviventris. 5". With buff breast. From S. America, Cuba, Jamaica. P. tabuensis, 6 1/3", with slate breast, from Oceania ; and one subspecies— P. tahitiensis. P. gaelapagoensis. 5 1/2". With grey breast. From the Galapagos. (B.M. Cat., xxiii. 97-113.)
Breast spotted with white.