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Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Spotted Crake
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bredene, Belgium - Aug 24, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Italy - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Schiedam, Netherlands - Aug 14, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Aug 25, 2007 © Aurélien Audevard  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Aug 25, 2007 © Aurélien Audevard 
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Europe to wc. Asia. Asia Minor;
Two populations including a large main population and single small isolated population;
British Isles and Spain e. in s. Scandinavia, France (Finistere (Ile d'Ouessant)), Netherlands (Schiedam) to the n. Mediterranean (Italy) probably in n. Greece, and Balkans to w. and c. Russia, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, sw. Siberia (Suva) and nw. China (w. Xinjiang). Isolated population in s. Iran.
Winters from Mediterranean region and w. Middle East s. locally in w. Africa (w. c. and se. Kenya, Lake Turkana) and in e. Africa from Ethiopia s. to South Africa and w. to Angola and Namibia. Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma possibly Thailand. Irregularly in the sw. Caspian Sea region.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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