Spotless Crake (species: Porzana tabuensis) in Broadwater NP (Gaia Guide)
Porzana tabuensis
Spotless Crake

©Leo: Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

©Tom Tarrant: Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Genus Porzana
Species Porzana tabuensis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Its plumage has a rich brown colour except for the dark slate-grey head, chin and underparts. The plumage is barred in the undertail. Its bill is black and its iris and legs are red.


  • From 18 cm to 19 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in American Samoa, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.

It is found in freshwater swamps with dense reeds and long grasses. (Wikipedia)

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