Wild Birds

Calayan Rails

 

The Calayan rails (Gallirallus calayanensis) is a flightless bird that inhabits Calayan Island in the Philippines. It is restricted to forests on coralline limestone areas on Calayan and extends to a total of less than 100km².

It is estimated that only about 200 pairs exist on the island.

It is one of 20 known extant flightless rails.

It is small in size with a dark brown plumage. The bill and legs are orange-red.

Calayan Rails makes loud, harsh calls.


 

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