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Red-legged Crake - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by kctsang
Singapore, February 2006
Rallina fasciata


Photo © by jweeyh
Singapore, March 2019

23–25 cm (9-10 in)

  • Reddish-brown head, neck and breast
  • Paler throat
  • Greyish-brown upperparts
  • Black and white barring on underparts and underwing
  • Green bill
  • Red legs and feet

Sexes similar though female has narrower barring on underparts with head and neck appearing more cinnamon


Lowlands of South EastAsia, Malay Archipelago and the Philippines


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wetlands including swamps and reedy marshes, rice paddyfields, rivers, riparian thickets.



Their clutch contains 3-6 dull white eggs. No description of the nest is available.

There is no information regarding their diet.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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