Upper body parts mottled green-brown with black and white spots, underparts striped black and white. Face red-brown and throat grey-brown. Yellow-brown stripe across breast area and a curved white stripe above the eye. Body up to 34 cm long.
Buff-banded Rails are secretive and flick their tail when alarmed. They feed on insects and aquatic plants.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern