Scientific Name: Zapornia paykullii
Malay Name: Sintar-Kecil Belacan Berbelang
Chinese Name: 斑胁田鸡
Range: Found from Siberia, Korea to Northeast China and winters to Southeast Asia except the Philippines
Size: 27 cm
Identification: 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.
Similar looking species: Red-legged Crake, Ruddy-breasted Crake
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Very skulking.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
- Bird List Revision for August 2020 (Revisions)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Band-bellied Crake)
BirdLife International. (2016). Zapornia paykullii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22692702A93365574.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Band-bellied Crake. Retrieved on June 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/band-bellied-crake.