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Buff banded rail

Gallirallus philippensis


Upper body mottled green-brown with black & white spots, underside striped black & white. Face red-brown, throat grey-brown with yellow-brown stripe across breast. Body up to 34cm long.


Freshwater wetlands and swamps.


They are omnivorous and apparently secretive though this one took no notice of us at all.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014

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