Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Little Crake (Porzana parva) - HBW 3, p. 183

French: Marouette poussin German: Kleines Sumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela Bastarda

Taxonomy: Rallus parvus Scopoli, 1769, probably from Carniola.

Distribution: Locally in Europe E across Transcaucasus, SE Transcaspia, W Tadjikistan, Kazakhstan and W Xinjiang (Tien Shan and Tarim Basin E to Lop Nur), NW China. Winters from Mediterranean S to W Africa (Senegal, Niger, Nigeria) and E Africa (Uganda, Kenya), and E through Arabia to W Pakistan and NW India.

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