Rallina

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Rallina
Red-necked Crake kuranda.jpg
Red-necked crake, Rallina tricolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallina
G.R. Gray, 1846
Synonyms

Tomirdus Mathews, 1912

Rallina is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. It contains eight species found in forest and marshland in Asia and Australasia.[1] They are 18–34 cm long and mainly chestnut or brown, often with black and white markings.[1]

It contains the following species:

The four forest-rails are sometimes split as a separate genus, Rallicula.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor, Barry & Ber van Perlo (1998). Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Sussex: Pica Press. 
  2. ^ "An apparently new species of Rallina crake from Great Nicobar Island, India". Birding Asia 17. 2012. 
  3. ^ Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide.