Oriental Bird Images

Brown-cheeked Rail Rallus indicus   - Adult
Brown-cheeked Rail
Photographer : © Rejaul Karim
Location :Maguri Beel, Tinsukia District, Assam, India
Date : 19 February 2021
English synonyms:Water Rail, Indian Water Rail, Eastern Water Rail
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots
Red Data Status :Unspecified
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Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. Formerly considered conspecific with Water Rail Rallus aquaticus.

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