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Zapornia pusilla ssp. mira (Riley)

Bornean Crake (Zapornia pusilla ssp. mira)  

The Bornean Crake, described in 1938, is regarded to as a subspecies of Baillon’s Crake (Zapornia pusilla (Pallas)), but may in fact well represent a distinct species.  

The bird is known apparently only from the type specimen, a female that was collected in 1912 in the eastern part of Borneo.  

The Bornean Crake is more or less similar to Baillon’s Crake, but is smaller and differs somewhat in its coloration.  


edited: 20.03.2018