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.
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Very skulking.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
- Bird List Revision for August 2020 (Revisions)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Band-bellied Crake Zapornia paykullii Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
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.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Band-bellied Crake. Retrieved on November 26, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/band-bellied-crake.