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Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis   - Adult
Buff-banded Rail
Photographer : © Karim Madoya
Location :Tampasuk, Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Date : 31 October 2007
English synonyms:Banded Land Rail, Banded Rail, Land Rail, Painted Rail, Pectoral Rail
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This is the first photodocumentation of Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) ever recorded from Sabah, or may be the island of Borneo. This species was not included in the The Birds of Borneo by B.E. Smythies (1999), nor was it included in the ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF SABAH, ORNITHOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS NO. 52 published by the American Ornithologists' Union,in June 2001.
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