On the breeding of the Slaty-legged Crake (Aves: Rallidae: Rallina eurizonoides) in Nilambur, Kerala, southern India

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M. Divin Murukesh
Peroth Balakrishnan


The first sighting and breeding of the rare Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides (Aves: Rallidae) from Nilambur, Kerala, southern India is provided. The clutch size was seven eggs and three chicks fledged out of it. The total incubation period was 20 days, a first report for this species. 


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M. Divin Murukesh, Division of Conservation Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695562, India; and Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust, Anupallavi, Chungathara, Nilambur, Kerala 679334, India

Presnet address:  Department of Zoology, MES Mampad College, Malappuram, Kerala 676542, India



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