Red-legged Crake
Rallina fasciata (Raffles, 1822)

Figure 1. Photograph of a Red-legged Crake taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Photo by Con Foley (2009) ©


The Red-legged Crake is a medium-large bird found in the family Rallidae. The word 'crake' is usually applied to species which are smaller in size and have shorter bills in the family[1]. Like all the other Rallidae birds, the Red-legged Crake is a rather cryptic and secretive bird, and is rarely seen [2]. It is native to many Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore [3]. They reside in terrestrial wetland habitats, often in dense vegetation, and mostly appear in open areas during dusk. Other common names of this bird include the Malaysian (Banded) Crake, Malay (Banded) Crake, Malay (Banded) Rail, Red-legged Banded Crake and Red-legged Chestnut Rail [4][5].

Description and Identification

From Taylor (1998) unless otherwise stated.
For information on bird topography, click here.

Figure 2 points out some distinctive features of the adult Red-legged Crake for field identification purposes. Table 1 presents the detailed descriptions and comparison of the adult and juvenile Red-legged Crake. Figure 3 gives a detailed representation on the upper and lower parts of the adult Red-legged Crake. Adults are usually 22-25 cm in size [1].

Figure 2. A photo of a Red-legged Crake with labelled body parts. Photo by Albert Noorlander © (Permission Pending) and edited by Soo Yun Jing.

Table 1. Detailed description of the features of adult and juvenile Red-legged Crake

Body Part(s)AdultJuvenile
Head, neck and upper breast
  • Ruddy-chestnut
  • Mid brown, sometimes with a purplish flush
  • Lores, eye region and ear coverts brighter
  • Malar region paler
  • Greenish-horn
  • Culmen blackish
  • Gape carmine
  • Brownish
  • Parts of lower mandible horn
Chin and throat
  • Ruddy-chestnut but paler in comparison to head, neck and upper breast, sometimes even whitish
  • Ochracceous-tawny, tending to whitish on chin
  • Breast and side of neck like mantle but more cinnamon
Upperparts (including scapulars, upper-wing coverts, inner secondaries and tail)
  • Brownish-chestnut
  • Rump and uppertail-coverts darker
  • Lower mantle tinged cinnamon
  • Back and rump darker brown, faint barred buff-white
  • Uppertail coverts and tail dull plain mid-brown
Eyes (including iris and eye-ring)
  • Iris red or orange
  • Eye-ring red and narrow
  • Dark Brown, less bright than adults [6]

Legs and feet
  • Red
  • Yellowish-brown
  • Upper scapular has few buffy-white spots
  • Lower scapular has buffy-white and black barrings
  • Scapulars mid-brown, tinged cinnamon, and each feather has a buff central streak
Primaries and secondaries
  • Blackish-brown, barred white
  • Primaries and secondaries dull darkish-brown
  • Primaries have 4-5 buff spots on outer web and 4-5 white spots or bars on inner webs
Outer wing coverts (including upperwing coverts, secondary and primary coverts, greater coverts, tertials and alula)
  • Lower secondary coverts have buffy-white spots, grading to broad black and narrow white bars on the other secondary coverts and on primary coverts
  • Inner upperwing coverts variably washed brownish-chestnut
  • Upperwing coverts darker brown
  • Greater coverts cinnamon brown, with buff-white spots or bars
  • Alula dull darkish brown and spotted buff
  • Tertials brighter and tinged cinnamon
Underwing-coverts and axillaries
  • Barred black and white
  • Dull dark brown with white spots and bars
Underparts and lower breast (including flanks)
  • Broad black and white bandings, with black bars wider than white bars
  • Centre of belly white
  • Buff to dirty white
  • Obscurely barred brown-black
  • Dark brownish-chestnut, but sometimes washed rufous
  • Information not available
  • Mixed black and white
  • Information not available

Figure 3. Upperparts (left) and underparts (left) with wings spread of a Red-legged Crake. Photos by Amar-Singh HSS ©

It is often hard to distinguish between the males and females. Adult females are more cinnamon-coloured and less chestnut-coloured on head and neck, and have narrower black bars on belly and flanks. Adult males have a paler chin and throat as compared to the adult females.

Figure 4. Picture of a juvenile stretching its wings. Photo by Eric Tan ©

Figure 4 shows a picture of a juvenile Red-legged Crake. Detailed descriptions of the juvenile body parts can be found in Table 1. The downy young of the Red-legged Crake is not described above, but it has a general dark smoky-brown plumage. Watch a video of an adult and a downy young below.


There are a few species of crakes under the Rallidae family that are morphologically similar to the Red-legged Crake. This section highlights some of the diagnostic and distinguishing characters of the Red-legged Crake and a few other similar species which have overlapping range.

RLC 3.jpg
Photo adapted from Singapore Bird Group
Figure 5. Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata)

  • 22-25cm
  • Red legs
  • Boldly barred wings
  • Barrings on underparts extensive
  • Present in Singapore
Slaty-legged Crake. Photo by Con Foley ©

Figure 6. Slaty-legged Crake (Rallina eurizonoides)

  • 21-25cm
  • Greenish-grey to black legs and feet
  • Chestnut wash on head and upperbreast
  • Whiter chin and throat
  • White bars on wings confined to a few coverts, sometimes missing
  • Rare passage migrant/winter visitor in SIngapore [7]

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Band-bellied Crake. Photo by Yau ©
Figure 7. Band-bellied Crake (Porzana paykullii)

  • Smaller (20-23cm)
  • Dark olive-brown crown, nape and underparts
  • White bars on wings confined to underwing coverts, sometimes missing
  • Orange-pink legs
  • Less extensive underpart barring
  • Underpart less brown
  • Rare winter visitor in Singapore
Photo by wokotl © (Permission Pending).
Figure 8. Ruddy-breasted Crake (Porzana fusca)

  • Smaller (21-23cm)
  • Unbarred wings
  • Red legs
  • Olive-brown from rear of crown to tail
  • Chestnut forehead to forecrown
  • Less extensive and narrower white barrings on underparts
  • Underwings unbarred
  • Present in Singapore


The Red-legged Crake gives out calls at night, a loud "gogogogok". This call can also be heard during rainy days, coupled with a "girrrrrr". During breeding season, territorial calls are made during dusk and dawn, and the calls are few nasal "pek", repeated at about every 0.5s [1] with a slow descending trill [8]. Callings of the bird have been reported during May to August, and usually heard near scrub or closed woodlands [9].

Here are two different types of calls of the Red-legged Crake retrieved from xeno-canto :

Call 1 :

Call 2 :


Global Range

The global range of the Red-legged Crake includes the far-North Eastern Indian subcontinent, Lanyu Island in Taiwan, Myanmar, Western Thailand and Southern Vietnam to the Greater Sunda Islands and Phillipines, Lombok, fores and Kisar on the Lesser Sunda Islands and Moluccas [9], which equates to a distribution area of about 2,040,000 km2 [10]. They are sometimes found as vagrants in Palau in Western Micronesia and Australia [9]. Recently, it was found breeding in West Timor [4]. Figure 9 presents the range distribution of the Red-legged Crake.

Figure 9. Map on the distribution of the Red-legged Crake. Image adapted from the IUCN.

Migrations of the bird are hard to follow as they seem to overwinter at the southern parts of the range, and are both residents and migrants in the normal range. Their dispersal and migration patterns might be based on water level and food availabilities. Furthermore, they migrate at night, which makes their migratory behaviour and route more difficult to track and study [8]. However, some migratory movements have been recorded from peninsular Malaysia in October to December and April to May [1]. Read more about avian migration and dispersal behaviour here.

In Singapore

Singapore is known to many to be the best place in the world to see the Red-legged Crake. Many bird watchers come to Singapore to get a view of this bird. Localities where previous sightings have been recorded include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Hume Heights, Khatib Bongsu, Lim Chu Kang, Pulau Ubin, Sembawang and Tyersall Avenue [2]. So far, the Singapore Botanical Gardens is one of the best places to see this bird, and more than one family of Red-legged Crakes can be found in the Gardens [11]. Below is a video of a Red-legged Crake adult and a chick hunting for food in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Figure 10. A Photo of a Red-legged Crake. Photo by Eric Tan ©

Unfortunately, there have also been many reports of roadkills, and many dead carcasses of the Red-legged Crakes have been photographed in recent years. These deaths were most probably caused by road accidents of passing vehicles when the birds tried to move from one vegetation patch to another by crossing the road. For more information on roadkills of the Red-legged Crake, visit here and here.

Figure 11. A dead Red-legged Crake. Photo by Tan GC © (2009) (Pending Permission)



Birds under the family Rallidae are mostly found in wetlands [1]. The Red-legged Crake is terrestrial in nature and can also be found at wetlands such as swamps and marshes with reeds, ricefields, rivers and streams, riparian wet areas in the forest, and also in thickets and secondary growths [8]. It is not often found in open areas. In the Phillipines, it also occurs in open hillsides and cogon grasslands [1].

The video on the right shows a Red-legged Crake bathing on a late afternoon at the Lung Sin Waterhole, near Kaeng Krachan NP, Thailand. The bird has been observed to be a regular at this location in the wet season, and was filmed on 29 June 2015.


There is very limited information on the social behaviour of this bird, as the Red-legged Crake is shy, retiring, and difficult to flush [1]. The bird is usually encountered as single adults, with or without juveniles [9]. The Red-legged Crake likes to forage under vegetation cover and emerges out to more open areas at dusk. Like all other species in the Rallidae family, the Red-legged Crake has laboured and fluttering flight. However, they are capable of flying steadily and strongly when it is well underway [8].

Feeding Habits

Not much is known about the diet of the Red-legged Crake and only few observations have been made while the bird is feeding. They have been seen feeding on worms, and once the worm is pulled out of the ground, the bird will hit it strongly against the ground to kill it before consuming it. The bird was also seen preying among leaf litters for worms. They can use their bills to flip over leaves to search for worms (see video above on Red-legged Crake and chick hunting for food). They also use their bills to probe into soft soil to find aquatic invertebrates. They usually forage alone, in pairs or with the juveniles after nesting periods. [8]

Figure 12. Picture depicting a Red-legged Crake feeding on an earthworm.Photo by KC Tsang © (Permission Pending)


The bird is different from the other birds in which, the primary moult is ascendant [1] (from the outer most primary inwards, instead of replacing from the carpal joint outwards [12]). Read more about feather moult of birds here.


The breeding season of the Red-legged Crake seems to vary according to its range [8]. During the breeding season, the breeding pairs are vocal at night. They are assumed to be monogamous, and territorial during the breeding season [1].


The eggs of the Red-legged Crake are pure white in colour [13] and were reported to be sighted in July [9]. Both parents share the responsibility of incubation. The minimum incubation period is about 18 days to hatching [13].Clutches of 5 and 6 eggs have been spotted and recorded before in Thailand, but broods of only 1 to 3 were reported in Singapore. Nests have been found to be located in forest undergrowth and near bank of small streams [1]. Juveniles are often seen either in mid-summer or in January. The juveniles are precocial and often follow the foraging adults very soon (within 2-3 days) after hatching. They are independent a few weeks later [8].

Figure 13. Red-legged Crake with a nest of eggs in Thailand.

Figure 14. Adult and juvenile Red-legged Crake. Photo by Eric Tan ©

Conservation Status

No habitat issues were identified with the Red-legged Crake [1]. Although they are very rarely seen and are not very common, they are widely distributed and therefore considered as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International [8]. Other reasons why the Red-legged Crake is placed under 'Least Concern' in the 'Red List Category and Criteria' are that although the population trend and size are not known, the population trend is believed to not be decreasing rapidly and the population size has not approach the threshold for the 'Vulnerable' under the population size criterion [3]. For a more detailed evaluation on the conservation status of the Red-legged Crake, visit The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Rallina fasciata.

Taxonomy and Systematics

Original Description

The protonym of the Red-legged Crake is Rallus fasciatus [14], and was first describe by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822 from a specimen in Bengkulu, West Sumatra. It is monotypic [1]. The original description of the bird is shown in Figure15. and was printed in the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London [15] and published in 1822. No information on type specimen of Rallina fasciata were found online.

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Figure 15. Screenshot of the original description of the Red-legged Crake (Rallus fasciatus) from The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.


The generic epithet Rallina was described by G.R.Gray in 1846. The specific epithet fasciata is the feminine form of the Latin word fasciatus, which means banded [16], and it refers the extensive black and white bandings found on the underparts of the bird.

Taxonomy Hierarchy

GenusRallina (G. R. Gray, 1846)

Rallina fasciata (Raffles, 1822) [17]


The synonyms of Rallina fasciata [1] are provided below:
1. Gallinula euryzona - Temminck, 1826
2. Rallina euryzona - Temminck, 1826
3. Hypotaenidia euryzona
4. Rallus ruficeps - Lesson 1831
5. Crex fasciata
6. Corethrura fasciata
7. Porzana fasciata - Sclater & Salvin, 1867
8. Euryzona fasciata
9. Rallina suzuki - Momiyama, 1930


The order Gruiformes was previously thought to be phylogenetically closest to the Charadriiformes (Plovers) and the Galliformes (Landfowl) [1]. However, recent genetic studies published by Jarvis et al. (2014) has suggested that the Gruiiformes are indeed close to the Charadriiformes, but not quite to the Galliformes (refer to Figure 13). The group that Gruiiformes and Charadriiformes fall under is called Cursorimorphae (also Gruimorphae in other literature) [18].

Interestingly, the order Gruiformes served as a "waste-bin" taxon previously as all sorts of taxa were included placed under this group. The mesites, kagu and sunbittern were previously considered Gruiformes. However, recent DNA and morphological support has helped clear the mess this clade was once in. Now the clade consists of the families Rallidae (rails, crakes, gallinules and coots), Sarothururidae (Flufftails), Heliornithidae (Finfoots), Gruidae (Cranes), Aramidae (Limpkin) and Psophiidae (Trumpeters). [19] For more information, visit here.

The Rallidae family comprises of a large assemblages of birds, which have been referred to as rails, crakes, wood-rails, gallinules, moorhens and coots. However, the term 'rail' generally applies to all birds under the Rallidae family. Figure 15 shows the phylogenetic relationship of birds under the family Rallidae (the genus Rallina is highlighted in a red box). It is the largest family in the Gruiformes, and comprises of 150 species, of which 133 are extant, 2 are almost certainly extinct and 15 recently extinct (since the 17th century). These birds occupy a diverse range of habitats, ranging from the forests, wetlands and grasslands, to scrubed-covered remote islands and coral cays. Apart from coots and some moorhens which live in aquatic habitats, most of them live in dense vegetation and are difficult to observe.[20]

These birds are attractive and fascinating due to their cryptic behaviour, as well as their ability to undergo intercontinental migrations and become colonists on all parts of the world despite their poor flying abilities. The Rallidae birds are known for their proclivity towards flightlessness and yet, they are found in all parts of the world except the polar regions, waterless deserts and mountainous areas above the snowline. Interestingly, flightlessness evolved many times within the Rallidae, and occurs frequently, repeatedly and independently on islands without predator. This may be due to the high energetic cost involved in flight. [20]

Figure 15 shows the phylogenetic relationships within the Rallidae family. Three subfamilies, Rallinae, Gallinulinae and Porphyrioninae can be found in Ralidae. Figure 16 shows a higher resolution of the phylogenetic relationships within the subfamily Porphyrioninae, where the genus Rallina is embedded in. The Red-legged Crake (pointed out by the red arrow) is further classified under the clade Zarponini. The sister species of the Red-legged Crake is the Red-necked Crake (Rallina tricolor), which can be found in adjacent regions such as Papua New Guinea and Australia. The Rallina genus comprises of 8 species (4 not depicted in Figure 16, and sometimes separated into genus Rallicula) of rails which inhabits forest or marshland in forest, and are confined to Asia and Australasia [20].

Figure 16. Relationship between different taxa of birds by Jarvis et al. (2014)

Figure 17. Relationship in the order Rallidae. Edited by Soo Yun Jing.

Figure 18. Higher resolution relationship between Rallidae birds. Edited by Soo Yun Jing.

DNA barcodes

Genbank contains the nucleotide sequences for cytochrome b (cytb) gene, recombination activating protein 1 (RAG-1) gene and 16s ribosomal RNA gene for Rallina fasciata. [21] The nucleotide sequences for Rallina fasciata can be retrieved here.

Additional Information

1. Video of adult and chick taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens:
2. For more information on Rallidae birds, bird topography and detailed description of the Red-legged Crake, visit Rails: A Guide to Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World
3. Video of an adult and a chick filmed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens:
4. More Red-legged Crake calls from xeno-canto:
5. PDF document on Rails, Coots and Crakes:


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