I got the information that Baillon's Crake seen in Nal Sarovar. Generally, it came out in view while foraging at late evening. Story of our Nal Sarovar posted on Yellow Bittern and u can follow it by clicking on “http://www.escapeintothewild.net/2016/08/yellow-bittern.html “.
We are keeping wait for it to come out, sitting beside the tall weed. Whenever we register any movement, we feel it come out. However, many time different birds came out instead such as Yellow Bittern, Common Kingfisher, Clamorous reed warbler etc. At last, it really came out. It is very tiny bird compare to other rallidae members. It is foraging in shallow water. It is very shy and disappears many times in weed. It is one of the most amazing experience for us as it is first crake of our life.
Something about bird:
- The Baillon's crake (Porzana pusilla) is a very small waterbird of the family Rallidae.
- The genus name Porzana is derived from Venetian terms for small rails, and pusillus is Latin for "very small"
- Baillon's crakes are very secretive in the breeding season, and are then mostly heard rather than seen.
Sorry, for grainy image as it click on low light almost after sunset.
14th April 2016
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E