Turnix novæ caledoniæ
#R New Caledonia.
Until recently was considered conspecific with T. varius, but recognized as very distinctive in HBW and separated in one recent list#R; unique specimen, male with no specific locality and undated, but registered in NHMUK in 1889, differs from males of T. varius in its smaller size (wing 80 mm vs 101.5 in one published sample#R; bill 14.1, tarsus 20, tail 39) (allow 3); dorsal and rump feathers mostly black vs black with rusty barring, without the rust colour predominating on the mantle, and with proportionately more black markings in wing-coverts (2); breast barred blackish-and-buff with some pale grey bases vs pale grey with buff blades with narrow blackish edges (2). Monotypic.
New Caledonia (probably extinct).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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