Slaty-legged Crake

Rallina eurizonoides eurizonoides

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

RALEUR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Slaty-legged Crake has a large range of 2,090,000 square kilometers. It occurs in parts of India and Nepal, east to Myanmar,Thailand, southern China, Laos, and Vietnam. This rail species also occurs in Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands, the Philippines, Sulawesi, and Palau. Some populations winter in Malaysia, southern India, and Sumatra. The Slaty-legged Crake inhabits wooded swamps and other wetland habitats, and is believed to have a large, stable population. For this reason, it has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Slaty-legged Crake: Small to medium rail, red-brown head and breast, narrow yellow eyering, and olive-brown back and wings. Black and white barring on belly and vent. Short to medium, gray-black bill with blue-gray or olive base. Fairly long, black-gray legs and feet. Sexes similar. Juvenile dark brown with white throat, some barring on belly.


Range and Habitat

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Slaty-legged Crake SONGS AND CALLS

Slaty-legged Crake OO1

"Ow-ow" calls given at night.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"kek-kek", "ow-ow"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Slaty-legged Crakes' bodies are flattened laterally so they can move easily through undergrowth.
  • This species may also be known as Banded Crake, Banded Rail, Philippine Crake, Philippine Banded Crake, Ryukyu Crake, Slaty-legged Banded Crake, or Slaty-legged Banded Rail.
  • This species tends to be territorial and fairly sedentary, but also quite secretive. When disturbed, they hide in bushes.
  • A group of crakes are collectively known as a "bowl", "box", and "cob" of crakes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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