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Skull2 t.png The species New Caledonian Rail is possibly extinct.
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Gallirallus lafresnayanus


Brown above, grey underparts, yellowish, downward-curving bill.


New Caledonia but possibly extinct (not recorded since 1890).


A monotypic species.


Evergreen forests


Its diet consists of invertebrates, including earthworms.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Taylor, B., E. de Juana, and C. J. Sharpe (2020). New Caledonian Rail (Gallirallus lafresnayanus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.necrai1.01

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