Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Vulnerable

Talaud Bush-hen (Amaurornis magnirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Râle à gros bec German: Karakelongkielralle Spanish: Gallineta de las Talaud
Taxonomy:

Amaurornis magnirostris

Lambert

, 1998,

Karakelong, Talaud Islands, Indonesia

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Karakelong, in Talaud Is, NE of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

c. 30·5 cm; probably c. 250 g. A large, large-headed, dark, robust bush-hen with markedly strong bill. Head and upperparts are dark brown; very dark grey below, except for... read more

Voice

The only call definitely attributable to this species is a monotonous series of very loud frog-like... read more

Habitat

Forest, including primary forest and secondary growth, and remnant forest patches; also, at lower... read more

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. Global population estimated in range 2350–9560 individuals. Numbers declining owing primarily... read more

Recommended citation

Fjeldså, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Talaud Bush-hen (Amaurornis magnirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/204316 on 11 December 2018).