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White-throated Rail

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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
Subspecies cuvieri
Vakona Forest Lodge, Madagascar, November 2016




Madagascar and Aldabra.


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.


Lowlands and mangrove forests.



  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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