Buff-banded rail, Adelaide Zoo

Buff-banded Rail, Adelaide Zoo

Buff-banded Rails are sometimes very shy, secretive birds that rarely show themselves, preferring to skulk in the reeds and rushes along watercourses, swamps and wetlands.

On the other hand I have sometimes encountered these rails quite openly enjoying the presence of people. One example was a close encounter I had with one bird in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

Buff-banded rails are a widespread species throughout Australia – except for the drier inland areas.

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Buff-banded Rail, Adelaide Zoo


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