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Rail, Invisible
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Habroptila wallacii
Asia, Global, Indonesia Read more
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The population is estimated to number 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an assessment of known records, descriptions of abundance and range size. This is consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a pr ...
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The Invisible Rail was first classified by English zoologist George Robert Gray in 1860.[ 1] It is the only member of monotypic genus Habroptila.[ 1] It is known from only a handful of confirmed sightings and specimens—the most recent of which was in 2003.[ 3] This species may be related to the New Guinea Flightless Rail (Megacrex inepta).[ 4] Alternate names include: Wallace's Rail, Drummer Rail (Soisa), Halmahera, Râle de Wallace (in French), Trommelralle (in German), and Rascón de Wallace (in Spanish).[ 5] [ 6] ...
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