Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Endangered

Talaud Rail (Gymnocrex talaudensis)


Taxonomy

French: Râle des Talaud German: Talaudinselralle Spanish: Cotara de las Talaud
Taxonomy:

Gymnocrex talaudensis

Lambert

, 1998,

Karakelong, Talaud Islands, Indonesia

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Karakelong, in Talaud Is, NE of Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

c. 33–35 cm. A large, robust rail with rather long and deep-based pale bill. Head, neck and breast are maroon-chestnut; upperparts greenish-olive, glossier on mantle,... read more

Voice

A series of at least 15 rapid, high-pitched “peet-peet-peet” calls, perhaps in alarm,... read more

Habitat

Patches of long wet grass and rank vegetation at edge of lowland forest. Vocalisations of unseen... read more

Food and feeding

No information. A shy and secretive bird.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. This species has a very small range, estimated to be 850 km2 at most, in which its presence is... read more

Recommended citation

Fjeldså, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Talaud Rail (Gymnocrex talaudensis). 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/204315 on 15 December 2019).