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Buff-banded Rail , Banded Landrail , Painted Rail
Gallirallus philippensis
Bird Family :"Crakes and Rails"
Description :Common local species. Length 35cm. Secretive. Eats small animals and plants.
Typical Habitat :Reedy areas close to water.
Distribution :Common to eastern and coastal Australia. Subspecies mellori is endemic, recorded only to Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Main breeding season, March to June and August to December, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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