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Calayan Island: Seeking the Calayan Rail (Piding) at Longog Wildlife Sanctuary -
Calayan Rail. Photo by ISLA Biodiversity ConservationWhat propelled remote Calayan Island to national attention a few years back were not its stunning coastlines, but an avian discovery in its thick forested interior. The Calayan Rail (Gallirallus calayanensis), locally known as piding, is an island-endemic species of flightless bird found only…