Buff-banded Rail

Gallirallus philippensis

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

GALPHI

ITIS

HEAD

Buff-banded Rail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Red iris.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Chestnut brown.
  • Throat Color: Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Buff-banded Rail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-30 cm (9-12 in)
  • Weight: 255-312 g (9-11 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Black and white barring.
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Buff-banded Rail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Low fluttering flight over short distances with legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-51 cm (15-20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid brown.
  • Upper Tail: Chestnut brown.
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray
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