French: Râle de Platen German: Schnarchralle Spanish: Rascón de Platen
A. W. H. Blasius, 1886,
N, NC & SE Sulawesi.
30 cm. Flightless; heavy legs and feet; appears tailless in the field, with slightly downcurved bill. Sexes similar but female has brighter rufous hindneck and often less... read more
Distinctive rather quiet call, lasting 1–2 seconds, rendered “ee-orrrr”: very brief wheeze... read more
Dense liana and bamboo secondary growth on borders of lowland or highland forest; occasionally... read more
Food and feeding
Possibly largely crabs; lizards also recorded. Captive bird survived on crabs for some time. Forages for crabs in mountain streams; also... read more
Only record is of an adult foraging with 2 chicks on 18th Aug 1983.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Locally distributed, rare and elusive; known from 11 specimens, all but one collected before 1940, from 4... read more
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