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Buff-banded rail

Gallirallus philippensis

Description:

Juvenile young of short-billed rail, with characteristic pale eyebrow evident, as well as underside banding for which it is named. As a juvenile, it relies on sitting still on the leaf litter to maintain camouflage.

Habitat:

Woodland undergrowth. In this case on the grounds of a zoo.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2016
Submitted on Jul 30, 2016

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