|Great Nicobar Crake Rallina sp.
|Photographer :|| © Jainy Kuriakose |
|Location :||near Galathea, Great Nicobar, Nicobar Islands, India|
25 April 2015|
|Bird Family :||Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots |
|Bird Group :||GRUIFORMES |
|Red Data Status :||Unspecified|
|Remarks :||We chanced upon this less known species roosting on a lower branch of a small tree during a night bird watching session near Galathea, while we were looking for any possible night species. The habitat of the bird seemed to be similar to that of the Andaman Crake. We found the bird in the same area where we sighted a pair of Nicobar Megapodes earlier in the day. The approximate size of the Crake may be around 27-30 cm (smaller than the Andaman Crake). - JK|