I take this picture some weeks ago (the 21th august 2010) on the small island of Pantar, Lesser Sundas (near Alor, north of Timor, Indonesia).
I saw this Rail twice in the same place, leaving a grassy area by the sea for food at the morning.
Buff-banded Rail (Gallinula philippensis) seems the only possible species but the legs are yellow, the beak is thick,short and also yellow. In addition, chesnut is not visible on the flight feathers; the facial pattern is almost nonexistent; the black bars are not very marked on the sides etc.
Finally, it's hard for me to admit that it can be the Buff-banded Rail but I really do not see how it could be another species.
Thank you in advance for any advice on this Rail.