Madagascan rail

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Madagascan rail
Rallus madagascariensis 1849.jpg
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R. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Rallus madagascariensis
Verreaux, 1833
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Madagascar rail

The Madagascan rail (Rallus madagascariensis) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.

It is endemic to Madagascar.

Description[edit]

This is a medium-sized rail measuring 25 cm (9.8 in). Its plumage is mostly plain brown with some streaks on the upperparts and upper breast. Its face and throat are greyish and its undertail is white. The bill is red and the legs are dark.[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Rallus madagascariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ BirdLife species factsheet for Rallus madagascariensis

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