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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Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand
John A Thompson 15 January 2013 16 weeks ago 3
A single captive individual in the mangrove hall.
Locality Burger's Zoo, Arnhem, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Pierre de Chabannes 1 April 2009 3 years ago 3
An individual on a wetland, foraging over aquatic plants.
Locality Ang Trapeang Thmor, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2011 2 years ago 2.8