French: Râle isabelle German: Isabellkielralle Spanish: Gallineta isabelina
Other common names: Isabelline Waterhen, Sulawesi Waterhen
35–40 cm. Sexes alike. Largest Amaurornis; paler plumage than congeners, and easily distinguishable by grey-tinged, olive-brown upperparts and entirely vinous... read more
Very striking, loud, discordant call, apparently resembling that of Hypotaenidia torquata... read more
Grass with low bushes near streams and rivers with forested edges; also in alang-alang (... read more
Food and feeding
Noted foraging along a vehicle track in secondary woodland and alang-alang.
Young found in May, including record of 2 adults with 5 chicks in late May 1986. No further information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Definitely known only from N Sulawesi S to Tawaya, and from the SE; occurrence elsewhere in Sulawesi requires investigation. Current... read more
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