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Baillon's Crake

(Porzana pusilla)
Alternate name(s): "Marsh Crake*", "Tiny Crake*"
Size: 15-18 cm
Weight: 25-35 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Baillon's Crake at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "palustris"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

Frontal view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2018]

Near-frontal view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

Near-lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

Lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

Lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2017]

Lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake wading through a swamp (photo courtesy of M. Windeyer)
[Tiger Bay Wetlands, Warren, NSW, October 2017]

Lateral view of a male Baillon's Crake, here seen swimming across shallow water (photo courtesy of M. Windeyer)
[Tiger Bay Wetlands, Warren, NSW, October 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a male Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2018]

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female(?) Baillon's Crake - note the faint rufous eye-stripe; for size comparison an Eurasian Coot on the right (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

Close-up lateral view of a female Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2018]

Female(?) Baillon's Crake stretching a wing (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes Golf Course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Baillon's Crake; note the light-grey front and malar stripe (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[North Lake, near Fremantle, WA, December 2015]

Lateral view of a juvenile Baillon's Crake wading through shallow water (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[North Lake, near Fremantle, WA, December 2015]

Food, Diet

Baillon's Crake pulling up part of an under water plant (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, August 2017]

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