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Sakalava Rail

Zapornia olivieri

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Small, rare rail that is unlikely to be seen unless you’re expressly looking for it at a handful of known sites. Cleanly rich brown on the back and gray below, with a bright yellow bill and red legs. Found in a few western Madagascar wetlands with tall reeds and floating vegetation. Common calls are a repeated “tik” and a long, dry trill. Combination of size and all-yellow bill are distinctive. 

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