Barred rail

Gallirallus torquatus

The barred rail is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. The species was formerly placed in the genus ''Rallus'' and is often placed in the genus ''Hypotaenidia''; for example that is the genus used by the IUCN and Handbook of the Birds of the World. It is closely related to the Okinawa rail and the New Britain rail.

The barred rail is widespread species, found across the Philippines, the islands of and around Sulawesi, and on and around north western New Guinea. The species is common, but shy and difficult to see.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderGruiformes
FamilyRallidae
GenusGallirallus
SpeciesG. torquatus
Photographed in
Indonesia