A Barred Rail up close
This rail, found in a wide range of habitats in most Philippine islands, is actually quite shy. I managed to get very close to one by using my vehicle as a blind and staking out a watering hole beside a wetlands trail.
My waiting was rewarded when this handsome specimen appeared at sundown. I had to shoot ISO 3200 to be able to increase the shutter speed to 1/250 sec and have a chance of freezing the walking bird.
Barred Rail (Gallirallus torquatus, resident)
Habitat: Edges of wetlands, gardens and drier cogon grasslands.