At the Identification Meeting of the British Birds Rarities Committee in August 1992, the question of separating Little Crake Porzana parva from Baillon's Crake P. pusilla in juvenile plumage was addressed. The need for research had been highlighted by some initial confusion when the juvenile Baillon's Crake was found on Fair Isle, Shetland, in September 1991 [Brit. Birds 85: 522-523). Skins of both

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