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Ridgway's Rail Rallus obsoletus



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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Rallus obsoletus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ridgways-rail-rallus-obsoletus on 02/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 02/03/2024.