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Baillon's Crake

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

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Baillon's Crake at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "palustris"


Lateral view of an adult Baillon's Crake (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Eastlakes golf course, Sydney, NSW, December 2012]


Near-lateral view of an immature 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 an immature Baillon's Crake wading through shallow water (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[North Lake, near Fremantle, WA, December 2015]

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