Scientific Name: Zapornia paykullii
Malay Name: Sintar-Kecil Belacan Berbelang
Chinese Name: 斑胁田鸡
Found from Siberia, Korea to Northeast China and winters to Southeast Asia except the Philippines
Size: 27 cm
Resembles Ruddy-breasted Crake but has a stronger, thicker and shorter bill, some narrow whitish and dark bars on wing coverts and the black white bars between flanks and undertail-coverts are more distinctive. Juvenile has paler head-sides and breasts and browner legs than adult.
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Very skulking.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Two confirmed sightings at Chinese Garden in March 2014 and Singapore Botanic Gardens in January 2018.
BirdLife International. (2016). Zapornia paykullii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.