97. Rallina superciliaris.
THE BANDED CRAKE.
Male 9 3/4" to 10 3/4". Legs leaden brown. Bill 1 1/3", green.— Male: Crown, nape, and back of neck rich chestnut. Back and wings olive. Chin and upper throat white. Below, including wing-lining and lower tail-coverts, barred white and dusky black. Old females resemble males, but without bars on wing-coverts. India, Ceylon, Burma, and Malayan Peninsula. A winter visitor. Summer quarters and breeding haunts unknown. (J. 912. B. 1395. H. & M. ii. 237.)