Recently deceased; could have been migration exhaustion, road kill, or bicycle strik, as we found the carcass in the middle of s popular bike path.
Taken at the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia with a Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and also includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. There are numerous island species. The most common rail habitats are marshland...