Blue-faced Rail Gymnocrex rosenbergii

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A large, distinctive, poorly known rail from the islands of Peleng and Sulawesi. Rich, deep chestnut above and jet black below, and a diagnostic patch of sky-blue skin behind the eye. Terrestrial, inhabiting dense understory within the forest of both lowlands and foothills, and sometimes also reported in dense scrub at edges of rice paddies. Blue facial patch renders it unmistakable in its limited range. Rarely heard, but vocalizations include a snoring song and soft clucking sounds.

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