Bare orbital skin pink,eyering is salmon or reddish, long bill, axillaries and underwing-coverts barred greyish black or white, much individual variation in plumage. Sexes alike. A distinctively plumaged rail, similar in overall colouring and pattern to AAramides rail. All similar sympatric rails have barring on underparts, except Amarournis olivacea, which is olive brown above and grey below. Voice: Loud gulping ‘wow-wow-wow-wow’only hear at start of wet season and probably a territorial call.