French: Gallinule d’Édith German: Blaustirn-Pfuhlhuhn Spanish: Gallineta de San Cristóbal
Other common names: Makira Woodhen, San Cristobal Moorhen
San Cristobal Island.
Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomon Is; no recent records.
26·5 cm (1 male); 450 g. Male entirely plain: head, neck and breast dark bluish slate, almost blackish on chin and face; scapulars, wing-coverts and secondaries brown-... read more
Dense undergrowth of primeval mountain forest on steep slopes; type specimen obtained at altitude... read more
Food and feeding
No information: diet of possibly extinct P. pacificus, of similar habitat, was apparently almost entirely animal matter.
No information available.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: endemic to the island of Makira (San Cristobal) and present in Solomon Group EBA. Known only from the holotype, collected in... read more
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