Austral rail

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Austral rail
Rallus antarcticus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallus
Species: R. antarcticus
Binomial name
Rallus antarcticus
King, 1828

The austral rail (Rallus antarcticus) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in Argentina and Chile. Its natural habitats are swamps, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by the development of intensive agriculture.


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