Slaty-breasted Rail

Scientific Name: Gallirallus striatus
Malay Name: Sintar Biasa
Chinese Name: 蓝胸秧鸡

Range:
Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southern China and Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: albiventer, obscurior, jouyi, taiwanus, gularis, striatus

Local Subspecies: gularis

Size: 26-31 cm

Identification: Adult has long reddish bill, chestnut crown and nape, slaty-grey breast and fine white barrings on dark upperparts, belly and vent. Juvenile resembles adult but has browner breast, duller crown and nape and less distinct barrings.

Habitat: Freshwater wetlands

Behaviour/Ecology: Skulks in thick vegetation, appearing briefly at the edge of reedbeds and grassy verges of road.

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Lorong Halus, Tampines Eco Green, Bishan Park, Kranji Marsh, Chinese Garden, Admiralty Park and Choa Chu Kang Park.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page (BirdLife: Lewinia striata)
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore