Band-bellied crake

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Band-bellied crake
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porzana
Species: P. paykullii
Binomial name
Porzana paykullii
(Ljungh, 1813)

The band-bellied crake (Porzana paykullii) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in China, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

It is getting rare due to habitat loss.

In 1813 the Swedish taxon author Sven Ingemar Ljungh named the bird after the naturalist Gustaf von Paykull.[2]