Rallina

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Rallina
Red-necked Crake kuranda.jpg
Red-necked crake
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 four 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.[2] They are four species that are now placed in the genus Rallicula that were previously included in the genus Rallina. In fact, some taxonomic authorities continue to place them there. A fifth species, the Great Nicobar crake was proposed but not accepted as a separate species.[3]

The genus contains the following four species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Rails, gallinules, trumpeters & cranes". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Barry & Ber van Perlo (1998). Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Sussex: Pica Press. 
  3. ^ kumar, S Rajesh. "An apparently new species of Rallina crake from Great Nicobar Island, India, BirdingASIA 17: 44-46".