Genus RALLINA

Genus RALLINA.

Rallina Reichenbach, Synops. Avium, i (1845).

Type by orig. desig,, Rallus fasciatus Raffles.

The birds of this genus differ from Rallus in having a shorter bill, which is much shorter than the middle toe which, again, is shorter than the tarsus; the wing is rounded, the third primary longest. In Rallina canningi the secondaries slightly exceed the primaries in length and in the other species are a little shorter.

The genus ranges from India and Ceylon to Australia and three species are found within our limits.

Key to Species.

A. Back and wings olive-brown ; culmen 27 to 28 mm………… R. superciliaris p. 16.
B. Back and wings rufous-brown; culmen 20 to 21 mm…………R. fasciata, p. 17.
C. Upper plumage deep ruddy-chestnut; culmen 29 to 33 mm…………R. canningi, p. 18.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus RALLINA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
15
M_ID: 
3403
M_SN: 
Rallina
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4787

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