French: Râle sylvestre German: Waldralle Spanish: Rascón de la Lord Howe
Other common names:
Lord Howe Rail
P. L. Sclater
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe I.
Male 34–42 cm, 410–780 (536) g, wingspan 49–52 cm; female 32–37 cm, 330–615 (456) g, wingspan 47–49 cm. Flightless, with short tail and... read more
Advertising call a loud, repeated piercing whistle “coo-eet”, often given in duet by pair, and... read more
Subtropical forest. Before human settlement, probably occurred over most of island at low to high... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly worms, crustaceans and insect larvae; also molluscs, myriapods, spiders and Hemiptera. Takes eggs and chicks of shearwaters, petrels... read more
Normally lays Aug–Jan; one lowland pair laid 11 times in 18 months, Jan 1982 to Jun 1983. Monogamous and permanently territorial;... read more
Largely sedentary, but birds move from mountains to lower areas, such movements taking place at... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. When island first discovered in 1788, species was apparently widespread and common, particularly in lowlands, but in 1853, only 19 years after settlement... read more
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