French: Marouette de Henderson German: Hendersonsumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela de la Henderson
Other common names:
Henderson I, in C Pitcairn Group.
18 cm; male 69–87 (80)g, females 66–88 (74·5)g. Flightless; legs well developed for running. Entire plumage deep black with slight greyish gloss; iris,... read more
Contact call a nasal “kak”, repeated in rapid series as an alarm call. Also has loud,... read more
Thick Pisonia forest to open Pisonia/Xylosma forest, and Timonius... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes large nematodes, terrestrial molluscs, insects (Coleoptera, and adult and larval Lepidoptera), spiders, and eggs of the skink... read more
Jul–Feb. Monogamous, with permanent pair-bond; presumably permanently territorial. Possible polyandry once recorded, female making 4... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Henderson Island EBA. Endemic to Henderson I, a 37 km² uninhabited raised-reef island with no permanent fresh water.... read more
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