Ecology Category: Birds
The banded rail is a native subspecies which inhabits wetlands throughout New Zealand.
New Zealand status: Native
Conservation status: At Risk–Declining
Found in: Sparsely throughout New Zealand; mainly in mangroves and salt marshes of the upper North Island
Threats: Habitat loss, predation, road-kills, human disturbance
Image courtesy of Windy Hill Sanctuary
Source: Department of Conservation and licensed by greatbarrierisland.nz for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/