Aola, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
Sometimes placed in Rallina or Rallus, or recently, along with closest allies, in Nesoclopeus on account of differences in structural characters. Closely related to †H. poeciloptera, with which may be conspecific; hitherto considered conspecific with H. tertia and H. immaculata, but differs from tertia in its black vs yellowish-horn bill (3), pale grey vs black head (3), and greater amount of white spotting on wing edges and barring on flanks (1); and from immaculata in its black vs ivory-horn bill (3), dark grey vs greenish-yellow legs (ns), pale grey vs black head (3), and many white spots on wing edges and white barring on lower flanks vs none (3). Monotypic.
Guadalcanal I (S Solomon Is).
Also reported from Malaita and Choiseul (Solomon Is); sightings from New Georgia and Kolombangara may be referable to Hypotaenidia rovianae.
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