French: Râle à gorge blanche German: Graukehlralle Spanish: Rascón kioloide
Other common names:
Madagascar Grey-throated Rail
Subspecies and Distribution
M. k. berliozi
Salomonsen, 1934 – Sambirano, in NW Madagascar.
M. k. kioloides
(Pucheran, 1845) – E half of Madagascar.
28 cm; 258–280 (269) g. Sexes alike. Distinguished from sympatric and vaguely similar Dryolimnas cuvieri by smaller size, colour of head and upperparts, dark... read more
Rather vocal and easily located by its common call, a series of loud, piercing whistles with rising... read more
Undisturbed rain forest; slightly degraded contiguous secondary growth with fairly sparse... read more
Food and feeding
Only insects, amphibians and seeds recorded. Normally forages in pairs. Secretive; covers ground swiftly in underbrush, stops suddenly to... read more
Lays May, Jun, Nov; breeding condition Oct. Nest a bowl of grass and leaves, placed 2–3 m above ground in bush or tangle of creepers... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Race kioloides confined to E and High Plateau; regarded as common in 1929–1931 but by 1970s much of habitat on coastal... read more
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