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Invisible Rail

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Alternate name
Habroptila wallacii Scientific name
Gruiiformes Order
Rallidae Family
33-40 cm Length
Tropical mangrove, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands, often along streams and in adjacent seet potato fields, below 700 m. Endemic to:- Indonesia:- Lesser Sunda, Mollucas:- Halmahera. See map Habitat-Altitude-Range
Arthropds, larvae... Food  
2910 - TSN: 176343 World Number
Vulnerable Status

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Czech: chřástal halmaherský, Chrástal ostruhatý
Danish: Halmaherarikse
German: Trommelralle
English: Drummer Rail, Halmahera Rail, Invisible Rail, Wallace's Rail
Spanish: Rascón de Wallace
Estonian: halmahera jooksuhuik
Finnish: Nokiluhtakana, uudenbritannianhuitti
French: Râle de Wallace
Indonesian: Mandar Gendang
Italian: Rallo di wallace, Rallo invisibile
Japanese: harumaherakuina
Japanese: ハルマヘラクィナ, ハルマヘラクイナ
Latin: Habropteryx wallacii, Habroptila wallacii, Rallus wallacii
Dutch: Halmaheraral, Halmahera-ral
Norwegian: Halmaherarikse
Polish: wodnokur molucki, Wodnukur molucki
Russian: Нелетающий пастушок Уоллеса, Пастушок-барабанщик
Slovak: zátonec bubenícky
Swedish: Halmahererall
Chinese: 华氏秧鸡
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