Species Details


Slaty-legged Crake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rallina eurizonoides
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Banded Crake, Slaty-legged Banded Crake
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Slaty-legged Crake is a small, brown water bird with very long, slaty toes (adult bird length approximately 25 cm, wing 12.5 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 4.3 cm, tail 6 cm). Its back, wings and tail are plain olive-brown, but it looks rufous from the front. It feeds on seeds and shoots of water plants, molluscs, worms and other water insects. It breeds in June-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: uncleandauntie(www.inaturalist.org/people/uncleandauntie),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.