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White-throated Rail

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'''Alternative name: Cuvier's Rail<br>Includes Aldabra Rail''' '''Alternative name: Cuvier's Rail<br>Includes Aldabra Rail'''
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==Identification== ==Identification==

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Alternative name: Cuvier's Rail
Includes Aldabra Rail

Dryolimnas cuvieri
Photo by srchesterSubspecies aldabranus  Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.
Photo by srchester
Subspecies aldabranus
Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.
peterdaySubspecies cuvieri  Vakona Forest Lodge, Madagascar, November 2016
peterday
Subspecies cuvieri
Vakona Forest Lodge, Madagascar, November 2016

Contents

Identification

Distribution

Madagascar and Aldabra.

Taxonomy

Three subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • D. c. cuvieri - Madagascar, formerly Mauritius
  • D. c. abbotti - Extinct; Formerly Assumption I.
  • D. c. aldabranus - "Aldabra Rail"; Aldabra I.

Habitat

Lowlands and mangrove forests.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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