Scientific Name: Gallirallus striatus
Malay Name: Sintar Biasa
Chinese Name: 蓝胸秧鸡
Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southern China and Southeast Asia
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.
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