Malayan Banded Crake.
The Malayan banded crake can easily be distinguished from the rest of our rails with zebra-barred flanks by its bright red legs; other rails with legs so coloured have not the black-and-white side-stripes. The present species is of a pretty uniform reddish-brown in front and above, and is a smaller bird than the banded crake, only measuring about nine inches.
As its name implies, it is a Malayan bird, but extends to Karennee, and in the other direction to Celebes. It is found in Tenasserim, but not commonly, and likes the vicinity of culti¬vation if this provides suitable cover; rice fields are favourite haunts when surrounded by scrub, but not when situated among dry forest without undergrowth.