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Buff-banded Rail
Gallirallus philippensis

The Buff-banded Rail is often a secretive bird, hiding away in undergrowth, but at the same time, it is not shy when it does emerge. As a member of the rallidae, they are related to coots, moorhens and the like. They are 28-33 cm in length and comparatively brightly coloured for rails, which are often quite camouflaged. They are found in the South-west Pacific and are common in Australia, more so on the eastern coast.
 

Buff-banded Rail

Buff-banded Rail

Buff-banded Rail

1: Monash University, Victoria, 30/04/2012.
3: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW, 28/08/2010.