🐥 A striking bird. Buff-Banded Rail live in dense, damp vegetation around swamps and lakes. They generally feed on crustaceans, molluscs, insects, seed and sometimes even frogs! I love it's gait, how it walks and wanders and warms the colours on the feathers can be. Seen at Hexham Swamp near Newcastle.
_Gallirallus philippensis_ #buffbandedrail . .
📷 Canon 7DII EF 100-400mm at 188mm ~ ISO 800 ~ f10 ~ 1/250sec