French: Râle des Galapagos German: Galapagosralle Spanish: Polluela de Galápagos
Other common names:
Santiago (James) Island, Galapagos
Galapagos Is, occurring on Pinta, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Santa Cruz, Floreana and San Cristóbal.
15·5 cm; 35–45g (no precise data). Sexes similar but female sometimes has paler throat. Very similar in plumage to L. jamaicensis, with blackish face,... read more
Vocal repertoire extensive, including cackles, clucks, warbles, trills and hisses. Territorial... read more
Historically recorded from 2 habitat types: coastal mangroves, from which no longer known, and in... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily invertebrates: snails, Isopoda, Amphipoda, spiders, dragonflies, moths, Hemiptera, ants and caterpillars; also some seeds. Feeds... read more
Breeds Sept–Apr, from middle of cool season to end of hot season. Monogamous and territorial. Nest a deep, semi-domed cup with side... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. Now known only from islands high enough to have an extensive moist region. In late 1970s species was considered still... read more
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