Slaty-breasted rail

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Slaty-breasted rail
Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus photographed in Malaysia in 2013 by Devon Pike.jpg
Slaty-breasted rail (Gallirallus striatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Gallirallus
Species: G. striatus
Binomial name
Gallirallus striatus
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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     approximate range

The slaty-breasted rail (Gallirallus striatus) is a species of rail found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.[1] Breeding has been recorded in July near Dehradun in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.[2]

Slaty-breasted rail at Chilika Lake, Odisha, India 
Illustration of slaty-breasted rails by Edward Neale c. 1890 
Slaty-breasted rail in East Kolkata Wetlands, West Bengal, India 
Slaty-breasted rail in the wetlands of Vasai, Maharashtra, India 


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Gallirallus striatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Kumar P. and Kumar R.S. (2009). Record of Slaty-breasted Rail Rallus striatus breeding in Dehradun, India. Indian Birds 5(1): 21–22.