Species Details

@Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;

Ruddy‑breasted Crake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zapornia fusca
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Ruddy Crake
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Ruddy-breasted Crake is a small rusty-brown swamp-bird with a stub tail (adult bird length approximately 22 cm, wing 10.5 cm, bill 2.3 cm, tarsus 5.5 cm). Its looks dark olive-brown from above and dull chestnut on the face and underparts. It feeds on insects and their larvae, molluscs and worms. It also takes seeds and shoots of water plants. It breeds in June-October.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.