French: Râle de Waters German: Lemurenralle Spanish: Polluela de Waters
Other common names:
south-east Betsileo Country, Madagascar
14–17 cm; one male 26·5 g. Tail short, slightly fluffy; bill long and slender; differing from S. insularis (which may occur in same wetlands) in this... read more
Vocalizations quite unlike those of other Sarothrura in Madagascar. Muffled, solemn call,... read more
Small to large elevated wetlands with Cyperus (Cyperaceae) sedges but also Eleocharis... read more
Food and feeding
No information available.
Unknown; possibly breeds during rains. Male and female in breeding condition Andapa, early Sept; male called Ranomafana, Oct and Nov, and... read more
No evidence for any movements, with one colour-ringed individual retrapped at same site seven... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Population most recently estimated at 250–999 mature individuals and its overall range is suspected to be 5900 km. Known only from six localities in three... read more
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