Finfoots (Heliornithidae)

Masked Finfoot (Heliopais personata) - HBW 3, p. 217

French: Grébifoulque d'Asie German: Maskenbinsenralle Spanish: Avesol Asiático
Other common names: Asian Finfoot

Taxonomy: Podica personata G. R. Gray, 1849, Malacca.
Suggested subdivision of family into two subfamilies places present species in Podicinae alongside Podica senegalensis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Bangladesh and NE India (Assam) through Myanmar and Thailand to Cambodia and Vietnam; status uncertain in Malaysia and Sumatra, but recently recorded all year round in NW Sumatra.

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