French: Râle de Calayan German: Calayanralle Spanish: Rascón de Calayán
D. Allen et al.
Longog, 300 m, Calayan Island, Philippines
Calayan I, off N Luzon, in N Philippines.
c. 30 cm; 245 g. A dark and compact rail with rather long and deep-based bill. Plumage is mostly dark olive, with side of head and throat blackish, chin white, rump olive-... read more
Usual call a series of hoarse, staccato “ngeck” notes, repeated at rate of c. 7 per... read more
Primary and secondary forest on coralline limestone.
Food and feeding
One stomach contained opercula of snails (Gastropoda), beetle (Coleoptera) fragments, and millipede (Diplopoda) rings. Forages by pecking... read more
One nest with 3 eggs in Jun; nest on the ground at the base of a ﬁg tree, loosely constructed with dried leaves and stems; eggs pale pink... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Batanes and Babuyan Islands Secondary Area. Has very small known range, within which its population likely very small;... read more
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