Madagascan rail

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Madagascan rail
Rallus madagascariensis 1849.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallus
Species: R. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Rallus madagascariensis
Verreaux, 1833

Madagascar rail

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

It is endemic to Madagascar.


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 forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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