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Chestnut Rail

(Eulabeornis castaneoventris)
Alternate name(s): "Chestnut-bellied Rail"
Size: 44-52 cm (male 52 cm)
Weight: 600-800 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Chestnut Rail at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "castaneoventris"

Chestnut morphology

ADULT

Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Chestnut Rail on a rocky river bank (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Buffalo Creek, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Lateral view of a Chestnut Rail on leaf litter (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Buffalo Creek, Darwin, NT, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Chestnut Rail wading in shallow water (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Buffalo Creek, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Chestnut Rail seen swimming, which is unusual (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Buffalo Creek, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Near-dorsal view of a Chestnut Rail; this is one of the birds whose calls were recorded on 8 November 2019
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Buffalo Creek, Darwin, NT, November 2019]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

chsrail_pb_20191108.m4a castaneoventris
(Darwin, NT)
? (Q&A) © MD

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