Buff-banded RailScientific name: Gallirallus philippensis

Meaning of name: The meaning of Gallirallus is not known. Philippensis refers to the Philippine Islands.

Aboriginal name: Kooli (koo’lee).

Distribution: Can be found along the coastal south-west and east of Australia. Scattered populations elsewhere.

Description: Up to 33cm long with a 52cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 2km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 3 years 11.4 months after being banded (information as at 15 June 2012).

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html