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Brown crake

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The brown crake (Amaurornis akool), or brown bush-hen, is a waterbird in the rail and crake family (Rallidae) found in South Asia. [1]

15 relations: Amaurornis, Animal, Bird, Chambal River, Chordate, Genus, Gruiformes, India, Moorhen, Rail (bird), Sinhalese language, Specific name (zoology), Uttar Pradesh, Watercock, William Henry Sykes.


Amaurornis is a genus of birds in the family Rallidae.

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Chambal River

The Chambal River is a tributary of the Yamuna River in central India, and thus forms part of the greater Gangetic drainage system.

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A chordate is an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata; chordates possess a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail, for at least some period of their life cycle.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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The Gruiformes are an order containing a considerable number of living and extinct bird families, with a widespread geographical diversity.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Moorhens — sometimes called marsh hens — are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family (Rallidae).

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Rail (bird)

The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized ground-living birds.

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Sinhalese language

Sinhalese, known natively as Sinhala (සිංහල; siṁhala), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.

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Specific name (zoology)

In zoological nomenclature, the specific name (also specific epithet or species epithet) is the second part (the second name) within the scientific name of a species (a binomen).

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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh (IAST: Uttar Pradeś) is a state in northern India.

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The watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) is a waterbird in the rail and crake family, Rallidae.

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William Henry Sykes

Colonel William Henry Sykes, FRS (25 January 1790 – 16 June 1872) was an English naturalist who served with the British military in India and was specifically known for his work with the Indian Army as a politician, Indologist and ornithologist.

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Amaurornis akool, Brown Bush-hen, Brown Crake, Brown bush-hen, Zapornia akool.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_crake

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