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Alternative name: Cuvier's Rail
Includes Aldabra Rail
30â€“33 cm (11Â¾-13 in)
D. c. aldabranus has short wings, as it is flightless.
Madagascar and Aldabra.
Three subspecies are recognized:
Lowlands and mangrove forests.
Their diet consists mostly of invertebrates, such as small molluscs and ghost crabs. They also eat flies, termites and beetles.
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