French: Râle à gorge grise German: Augenralle Spanish: Rascón carigrís
Rio Butri, Ghana
Sierra Leone E across N DRCongo to W Uganda (Semliki National Park)#R and SW to coastal Congo. Occurrence in N Central African Republic (Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park) doubtful.
30 cm. Plumage unlike that of any other rail in its habitat. White spots on remiges, and pale spots or bars on wing-coverts, would be obvious in flight but species is... read more
Song lasts 2–3 minutes; starts with hollow notes like double drumbeats; after 20 seconds... read more
Primary and secondary lowland rain forest, occurring in ravines and along creeks and forest streams... read more
Food and feeding
Skinks, snails, slugs, small crabs, millipedes and insects including ants, caterpillars and other larvae, and beetles. Seen foraging on... read more
Breeds during rains: Cameroon, Feb, Apr, Jul; Zaire, breeding condition Sept, Nov, Dec. 2 nests described: one, of broad grass leaves, on a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Regarded as locally numerous only in Congo, elsewhere apparently uncommon or rare; however, its extreme secretiveness, and lack of... read more
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