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
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.
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Very skulking.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Two confirmed sightings at Chinese Garden in March 2014 and Singapore Botanic Gardens in January 2018.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia