French: Râle des Philippines German: Philippinenkielralle Spanish: Gallineta filipina
Other common names:
Philippines, except Palawan.
24–31 cm; 250–312 g. Sexes alike. Very similar to A. moluccana, but somewhat larger and darker, with more olive-tinged upperparts, dark slaty grey... read more
Call a raspy growling “kaawww keerrr” that may continue for several minutes, perhaps given in... read more
Waterside grass clumps, flooded scrub and swampy grassland; nests in swampy conditions but also... read more
Food and feeding
Not recorded: likely to be similar to A. moluccana. Shy and secretive.
Breeding records in Feb, May and Sept, and birds in breeding condition reported in Mar and Apr. Nests in swampy conditions, a cup-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly considered common, but regarded as rare in 1991. In view of this suggested change in status, and general lack of information... read more
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