Viti Levu, Fiji.
Previously placed in genus Nesoclopeus; has at times been placed in Rallina or even Rallus. Closely related to H. woodfordi, and has been considered conspecific. Monotypic.
There have been no convincing recent reports from Ovalau or Taveuni, which remain free of mongooses (Herpestidae) and where other rail species were recorded during surveys and other fieldwork in 2002–2005#R. Elsewhere, predation by introduced cats and mongooses is thought to have been responsible for its decline and ultimate extinction.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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