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Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca fusca   - Adult
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Photographer : © Abhijith A V
Location :Muttil, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala, India
Date : 18 September 2011
English synonyms:Ruddy Crake
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :While I was trying to observe the nesting behaviour of this bird I happened to see something unusual. After completing nest building and egg laying this bird built one more nest very close to the first one and laid one more egg. Unfortunately, the nest was destroyed by the fodder collectors, so we couldn't complete our observation. In our area this bird is very shy and elusive, so very difficult to photograph. - AAV