Buff-banded Rail - Gallirallus philippensis

Length 9.8-13.0 in (25.0-33.0 cm)
Wingspan 1.3-1.7 ft (40.0-52.0 cm)
Weight M: 4.4-9.3 oz (126-265 g), F: 4.0-9.3 oz (114-265 g)
Clutch Size 4-8
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:AS, OC

The Buff-banded Rail is also known as the Banded Rail, Painted Rail, Land Rail or Pectoral Rail. The number of subspecies seems to vary by reference source, either several to twenty-six. They are found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and other smaller islands.

Diet includes a variety of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter. They will also eat carrion and refuse.

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