Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii
Bale Mountain National Park, Ethiopia
13 January 2014
In stark contrast to the secretive behaviour one expects from rails, Rouget's Rail is easy to see and often walks in open terrain without any attempt to hide itself. It prefers marshy areas in upland grasslands so the Bale Mountain National Park is one of its strongholds. It is found only in Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea.