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Water Rail Rallus aquaticus  
Water Rail
Photographer : © Pranjal J Saikia
Location :Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Date : 17 December 2019
English synonyms:European Rail, European Water Rail, Western Water Rail
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :The eastern form indicus has been separated as Brown-cheeked Rail Rallus indicus. Water Rail as now constituted has two subspecies: aquaticus and korejewi.

de Kroon, G., Mommers, M. & Slabbekoorn, H. 2008. Vocale variatie bij de Waterral: een vergelijking tussen twee ondersoorten. Limosa 81: 8191.
Tavares, E.S., de Kroon, G.H.J. & Baker, A.J. (2010) Phylogenetic and coalescent analysis of three loci suggest that the Water Rail is divisible into two species, Rallus aquaticus and R. indicus. BMC Evol. Biol. 10:226.

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