Baillon's Crake

Porzana pusilla - Marouette de Baillon

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Porzana

  • Species
    :

    pusilla

Descriptor

Pallas, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 19 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 33 à 37 cm.
  • Weight
    : 40 à 50 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Porzana pusilla intermedia (Europe to Asia Minor; n, e, s Africa, Madagascar.)
  • Porzana pusilla pusilla (c and e Asia)
  • Porzana pusilla mira (Borneo)
  • Porzana pusilla mayri (New Guinea)
  • Porzana pusilla palustris (e New Guinea, Australia)
  • Porzana pusilla affinis (New Zealand, Chatham Is.)

Foreign names

  • Marouette de Baillon,
  • Polluela Chica,
  • Franga-d'água-pequena,
  • Zwergsumpfhuhn,
  • Törpevízicsibe,
  • Kleinst Waterhoen,
  • Schiribilla grigiata,
  • Dvärgsumphöna,
  • Dvergrikse,
  • chriašť najmenší,
  • chřástal nejmenší,
  • Dværgrørvagtel,
  • kääpiöhuitti,
  • Kleinriethaan,
  • rasclet europeu,
  • Dvergrella,
  • karliczka (zwyczajna),
  • ceru ormanītis,
  • pritlikava tukalica,
  • Погоныш-крошка,
  • Tikusan kerdil,
  • ヒメクイナ,
  • 小田鸡,
  • นกอัญชันเล็ก,
  • 小秧雞〔小田雞〕,

Voice song and cries

Marouette de Baillon
adult

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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