Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) - HBW 3, p. 185

French: Marouette ponctuée German: Tüpfelsumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela Pintoja
Other common names: Eurasian Spotted Crake

Taxonomy: Rallus Porzana Linnaeus, 1766, France.
Monotypic.

Distribution: British Is and Spain E across S Scandinavia, N Mediterranean and Balkans to W & C Russia, Caucasus and Iran, continuing to Kazakhstan, SW Siberia (Suva) and NW China (W Xinjiang). Winters from Mediterranean and Middle East S to W Africa, and from Ethiopia S to South Africa and W to Angola and Namibia; Pakistan, India and W Myanmar; irregularly on SW Caspian Sea.

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