IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)


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Range Description

Gallinula nesiotis was endemic to Tristan da Cunha (to UK). It was abundant up until 1852, but rare by 1873, and had become extinct by the end of the 19th century (Taylor and van Perlo 1998). At least 15 specimens are claimed to have been collected, including at least seven that have been traced, of which only two in Tring and one in Harvard are authenticbeyond doubt (Beintema 1972). Gough Moorhen G. comeri was introduced to Tristan da Cunha in 1956.


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