General Description

Upper body parts mottled green-brown with black and white spots, underparts striped black and white. Face red-brown and throat grey-brown. Yellow-brown stripe across breast area and a curved white stripe above the eye. Body up to 34 cm long.


Buff-banded Rails are secretive and flick their tail when alarmed. They feed on insects and aquatic plants.


Eastern and Western mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Freshwater wetlands and swamps.

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