Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Vulnerable

Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni)


Taxonomy

French: Râle de Platen German: Schnarchralle Spanish: Rascón de Platen
Taxonomy:

Rallus plateni

A. W. H. Blasius

, 1886,

Rurukan, Sulawesi

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

N, NC & SE Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Distinctive rather quiet call, lasting 1–2 seconds, rendered “ee-orrrr”: very brief wheeze... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Only record is of an adult foraging with 2 chicks on 18th Aug 1983.

Movements

None.

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

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53635 on 19 October 2018).