Eastern Water Rail

Scientific name: Rallus indicus
Mongolian name: Усны Түнжүүр
Order: Gruiformes
Bird family: Rallidae (Rails, crakes, gallinules, coots)
Conservation status: LC

Key information

The eastern water rail (Rallus indicus) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It breeds in northern Mongolia, eastern Siberia, northeast China, Korea and northern Japan, and winters in southeast Asia.

Length : 23–29 cm

Weight : 75–190 g

Population : The overall population trend is unknown.

Habitat: Inhabits mainly freshwater marshes, swamps and wet fields

Diet: Feeds primarily on animal matter, especially small insects, molluscs, worms and the like, supplemented by vegetable matter (seeds)