French: Gallinule punaé German: Samoapfuhlhuhn Spanish: Gallineta de Samoa
Other common names: Samoan Woodhen
Hartlaub and Finsch, 1871,
Samoa (Savai’i). No definite records since 1873; possibly extinct#R.
Similar to Makira Moorhen (Pareudiastes silvestris) but differing in: smaller size; bill shorter and lighter; gonys lacking longitudinal grooves (there are two in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently consists almost entirety of animal matter.
A possible nest reported in 1874 was on the ground, composed of ‘a few twigs and a little grass’, and contained two eggs. No other... read more
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Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: endemic to the island of Savai'i and present in Samoan Islands EBA. Known from three skins and an egg. Last recorded in 1873... read more
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