Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rails, Gallinules and Coots :: Buff-banded Rail
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Banded Rail, Land Rail, Banded Land-rail, Tonga Rail
Old scientific name(s): Rallus philippensis, Rallus ecaudatus
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RangePhilippines. Sulawesi. Moluccas. Lesser Sundas. New Guinea. E. and sw. Australia. New Zealand and is. of the sw. Pacific;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Cocos-Keeling Is.
(2) Philippines (Mindoro, Luzon, Batan, Samar, Cebu, Mindanao Is.).
(3) Palau Is.
(4) Goenoeng Api Is. in the Banda Sea.
(5) Lesser Sundas (s. Flores, Alor, Sawu and Timor).
(6) Nc. New Guinea (Sentani Lake).
(7) C. and ne. New Guinea and Long Is. Kai Is.
(8) Ninigo Is. (Anchorite Is.).
(9) Admiralty Is.
(10) Admiralty Is. (Skoki Is. in the Sabben Group of the Admiralty Is.).
(11) Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover Is.).
(12) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain and Witu Is.).
(13) E. Solomon Is. (Bougainville, Choiseul, Ysabel, Guadalcanal).
(14) W., c. and s. New Guinea (Mt. Wilhelm) and n., sw. and e. Australia (coastal Western Australia, n. Northern Territory, e. Queensland (Atherton Tablelands and wooded Great Barrier Reef islands including Lady Elliot Is. and Musgrave Is.), e. New South Wales, Victoria (Werribee) and se. South Australia), Tasmania and Norfolk Is.
(15) New Zealand.
(16) Coral Sea Islets and from se. New Guinea archipelagos and Great Barrier Reef e. to Surprise group off n. New Caledonia.
(17) New Caledonia.
(18) Vanuatu and the Fiji Is.
(19) Tonga Is. (Nuafou, Keppel and Uea Is.).
(20) Samoa Is.
(21) Macquarie Is. Auckland Is.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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