Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gruiformes > Family: Rallidae > Genus: Porzana > Species: Porzana pusilla > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Porzana pusilla intermedia Hermann, 1804

Baillon's Crake - Porzana pusilla (Pallas, 1776)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 128 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A121


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000004 Spain Lagunas de Villafáfila Map
ES0000019 Spain Aiguamolls de l'Alt Empordà Map
ES0000020 Spain Delta de l'Ebre Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000027 Spain Laguna de Medina Map
ES0000029 Spain Complejo Endorreico del Puerto de Santa María Map
ES0000030 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Puerto Real Map
ES0000091 Spain ZEPA Humedales de La Mancha Map
ES0000133 Spain Laguna de Pitillas Map
ES0000134 Spain Embalse de las Cañas Map
ES0000135 Spain Estanca de los Dos Reinos Map
ES0000144 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai Map
ES0000146 Spain Delta del Llobregat Map
ES0000169 Spain Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Map
ES0000184 Spain Valle del Tiétar - ZEPA Map
ES0000190 Spain Encinares de los ríos Adaja y Voltoya - ZEPA Map
ES0000194 Spain Oteros-Campos Map
ES0000201 Spain Camino de Santiago Map
ES0000202 Spain Campo de Azaba - ZEPA Map
ES0000204 Spain Tierra de Campiñas Map
ES0000205 Spain Lagunas del Canal de Castilla Map
ES0000207 Spain Penillanuras-Campos Sur Map
ES0000209 Spain Tierra del Pan Map
ES0000215 Spain Oteros-Cea Map
ES0000217 Spain Penillanuras-Campos Norte Map
ES0000272 Spain Brazo del Este Map
ES0000275 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES0000289 Spain Lagunas y Carrizales de Cinco Villas Map
ES0000294 Spain Laguna de Sariñena y Balsa de La Estación Map
ES0000317 Spain Penarronda-Barayo Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES0000320 Spain Embalses del centro (San Andrés, la Granda, Trasona y la Furta) Map
ES2110014 Spain Salburua Map
ES2130007 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasertzak eta padurak / Zonas litorales y marismas de Urdaibai Map
ES4140036 Spain La Nava-Campos Norte Map
ES4160048 Spain Lagunas de Cantalejo - ZEPA Map
ES4180017 Spain Riberas de Castronuño Map
ES5120015 Spain Litoral del Baix Empordà Map
ES6120014 Spain Laguna de Las Canteras y El Tejón Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo Endorreico de La Lantejuela Map
FR2210068 France Estuaires picards : Baie de Somme et d'Authie Map
FR5210115 France Basses vallées angevines et prairies de la Baumette Map
FR5310056 France Baie d'Audierne Map
FR5410100 France Marais poitevin Map
FR7210029 France Marais de Bruges Map
FR9310019 France Camargue Map
FR9312003 France La Durance Map
IT1120008 Italy Fontana Gigante (Tricerro) Map
IT2030004 Italy Lago di Olginate Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2080001 Italy Garzaia di Celpenchio Map
IT2080003 Italy Garzaia della Verminesca Map
IT2080004 Italy Palude Loja Map
IT2080005 Italy Garzaia della Rinalda Map
IT2080006 Italy Garzaia di S. Alessandro Map
IT2080007 Italy Garzaia del Bosco Basso Map
IT2080009 Italy Garzaia della Cascina Notizia Map
IT2080010 Italy Garzaia di Sartirana Map
IT2080011 Italy Abbazia Acqualunga Map
IT2080014 Italy Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano Map
IT2080015 Italy San Massimo Map
IT2080016 Italy Boschi del Vignolo Map
IT2080019 Italy Boschi di Vaccarizza Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT20A0001 Italy Morta di Pizzighettone Map
IT20B0008 Italy Paludi di Ostiglia Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT3320037 Italy Laguna di Marano e Grado Map
IT3330005 Italy Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona Map
IT6040015 Italy Parco Nazionale del Circeo Map
IT9140003 Italy Stagni e Saline di Punta della Contessa Map
ITA010006 Italy Paludi di Capo Feto e Margi Spanò Map
ITA090006 Italy Saline di Siracusa e Fiume Ciane Map
PTZPE0010 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTZPE0013 Portugal Lagoa de Santo André Map
ES4250010 Spain Humedales de La Mancha Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
IT9140005 Italy Torre Guaceto e Macchia S. Giovanni Map
PTCON0058 Portugal Ria de Alvor Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
FR7412002 France Étang des Landes Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
BG0002114 Bulgaria Ribarnitsi Chelopechene Map
FR5212002 France Vallée de la Loire de Nantes aux Ponts-de-Cé et ses annexes Map
BG0002086 Bulgaria Orizishta Tsalapitsa Map
BG0002041 Bulgaria Kompleks Ropotamo Map
PTCON0034 Portugal Comporta / Galé Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
FR2212003 France Marais arrière-littoraux picards Map
ES2200039 Spain Badina Escudera Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
ES6130015 Spain Río Guadalquivir -Tramo Medio Map
BG0002048 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0002024 Bulgaria Ribarnitsi Mechka Map
IT9150032 Italy Le Cesine Map
FR9312025 France Basse Vallée du Var Map
BG0002040 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
PTCON0009 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
ES2200041 Spain Balsa del Pulguer Map
IT2080501 Italy Risaie della Lomellina Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
IT20B0016 Italy Ostiglia Map
BG0002001 Bulgaria Rayanovtsi Map
FR3112003 France Marais Audomarois Map
ES6150019 Spain Bajo Guadalquivir Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
BG0002096 Bulgaria Obnova Map
BG0000152 Bulgaria Pomoriysko ezero Map
ROSPA0004 Romania Balta Albă - Amara - Jirlău Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
BG0002050 Bulgaria Durankulashko ezero Map
BG0000156 Bulgaria Shablenski ezeren kompleks Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
ES1200006 Spain Ría de Villaviciosa Map
AT2116000 Austria Görtschacher Moos - Obermoos im Gailtal Map
AT1202V00 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT2113000 Austria Flachwasserbiotop Neudenstein Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
HR1000026 Croatia Krka i okolni plato Map
HR1000004 Croatia Donja Posavina Map
HR1000001 Croatia Pokupski bazen Map
HR1000031 Croatia Delta Neretve Map
HR1000025 Croatia Vransko jezero i Jasen Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Baillon's Crake English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dvärgsumphöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dværgrørvagtel Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Franga-d'água-pequena Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kääpiöhuitti Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Karliczka Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleinst Waterhoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Marouette de Baillon French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Polluela Chica Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Schiribilla grigiata Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Törpe vízicsibe Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zwergsumpfhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Zapornia pusilla (Pallas, 1776)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04110 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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