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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Thursday, November 1, 2007

buff-banded rail

31st october 2007

tempasuk in kota belud produced another surprised with the finding of new species for borneo island including malaysia. photos taken by fellow birder cum photographer, sinooorita.

very distinct supercilium and red bill but could be confused with water rail that has greyish face

nice pictures for identification of this rail

a birder from west malaysia indicates that this bird might be smuggled in from the philippines but most of us here in borneo agreed that this is vagrant and need to be documented properly when we see it again next time hahaha :)

comparisons between this species with water rail can be done through oriental bird images

thanks david bakwell in penang and kuching birding group as well steve pryor from oriental bird club for responding through emails and hope to see this bird again soon after the rain stopped !

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