Red-legged Crake: Aborted or experimental sex?

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Lin Yangchen sent in this report on the Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata):

“Here are two record shots. Probably not really having sex because one only climbed the other. Maybe just trying out the balance. Three chicks were nearby. If I recall correctly, David Wells stated in his Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula that chicks are escorted by a single adult. But there were two apparently courting adults there. Polygamy? Polyandry? Etc.? Or perhaps their life history has simply been corrupted by urbanisation.”

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