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Vulnerable (VU)

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The Madagascar rail is a solitary bird, preferring to stay hidden amongst the dense wetland vegetation. Indeed, often the only indicator of the Madagascar rail's presence is its loud call, klee killee klee, made during the daytime to attract a mate (4) (5). Breeding generally occurs from August to October, with the nest constructed on the ground, hidden amongst the wetland plants (2). The Madagascar rail's diet mainly consists of invertebrates found within the muddy wetland sediment, which are extracted using its long, curved bill (2) (4).

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