Bill much shorter than mid toe and claw. Wing rounded, third quill longest; second quill as long as fifth or sixth. Secondaries shorter than primaries. Plumage more nearly uniform. Culmen sometimes swollen at base. Mid toe and claw from 2 1/2" to 2 4/5",
Bill not swollen at base. 100. Amaurornis fuscus. THE RUDDY CRAKE. Chota Boder, Nepal; Yay-gyet, Pegu.
Male 7 2/3" to 8 3/4". Legs red. Bill red. tip green. Above olive-brown. Vent and under-tail barred white. Head and breast deep red. Chin and throat whitish. India, Ceylon, and Burma to Java, Borneo, the Philippines, China, and Japan. Breeds in Bengal, July to September. Five eggs (1.2 x 0.84), white with inky spots. (J. 911. B. 1398. H. & M. ii. 217.)