White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea) - HBW 3, p. 190
French: Marouette grise
Spanish: Polluela Cejiblanca
Other common names: Ashy/Grey-bellied Crake
Taxonomy: Porphyrio cinereus Vieillot, 1819, Java.
On basis of bill structure and face pattern, which render it distinct from Porzana crakes, sometimes placed in genus Poliolimnas with Porzana flaviventer, which shows similar characters; this separation may well be valid. Until recently several races commonly recognized, notably brevipes, ocularis, micronesiae, leucophrys, meeki and tannensis; but differences between them are slight, not well defined, and subject to overlap. Monotypic.
Distribution: Malaysia and Greater Sundas through Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas and Lesser Sundas to New Guinea and N Australia, and E through Micronesia and Melanesia (S to Vanuatu and New Caledonia) to WC Polynesia (Fiji and Samoa); formerly also Volcano Is.
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VideosSee all 15 videos
A bird feeding along the water's edge Locality Cairns Crocodile Farm, Gordonvale, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 2 November 2003 8 years ago 28 sec 4.3
A bird catching a prey and eating it, over aquatic plants. Locality Ang Trapeang Thmor, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2011 4 years ago 30 sec 4.1
A bird feeding in the open. Locality Tyto Wetland, Ingham, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 11 December 2014 10 weeks ago 27 sec 4
A bird foraging along the edge of a marsh, jumping once when startled. Locality Tyto Wetland, Ingham, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 11 December 2014 10 weeks ago 24 sec 4
A bird bathing in a puddle. Locality Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 24 May 2014 1 year ago 21 sec 4
A bird walking over aquatic plants, looking for food. Locality Ang Trapeang Thmor, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2011 4 years ago 38 sec 4
PhotosSee all 9 photos
Wading among the grass. Bird Billabong, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
Locality Bird Billabong, Mary River National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Björn Svensson 4 August 2012 50 weeks ago 4.4
White-browed Crake (Porzana cinerea)
Locality Bozem Wonorejo, Surabaya, East Java Province, Java (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 5 October 2014 1 year ago 4.3
A single captive individual in the mangrove hall.
Locality Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Pierre de Chabannes 1 April 2009 6 years ago 4.3
Locality Kimbe Bay, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago
Markus Lilje 31 August 2013 10 weeks ago 3.8
Adult feeding in marsh.
Locality Palu, Central Sulawesi, Sulawesi (Indonesia) (Monotypic species)
Phillip Edwards 10 October 2014 39 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand
John A Thompson 15 January 2013 3 years ago 3.5