Buff-banded rail (species: Gallirallus philippensis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gallirallus philippensis
Buff-banded rail

©Aviceda: Buff-banded Rail, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Genus Gallirallus
Species Gallirallus philippensis
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: The Buff-banded Rail has been recorded only once at Lizard Island, most recently in March 1977 (Atlas of Living Australia, accessed 8 April 2012). The species has been recorded more recently at nearby Eagle Island, Nymph Island, and the Turtle Group.

Web resources


  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.