dark-body; red bill, legs, iris; white bars on flank (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Rail
Rallus caerulescens

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a dark rail with a bright red bill and legs; secretive, but occasionally can be seen in grasslands and savannas around the edges of marshes in eastern and southern Africa.

frontal view; charcoal underparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

side view; dark brown upperparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)