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Range DescriptionGallinula pacifica is endemic to Savai`i, Samoa, where it was last recorded in 1873 (Ripley 1977). In 1984 there were two possible sightings in upland forest west of Mt Elietoga (Bellingham and Davis 1988), and in October 2003 a possible sighting of two individuals was made at 990 m on Mount Sili Sili (D. Hobcroft in litt. 2003). A recent survey of the island yielded no record of the species (J. Mittermeier in litt. 2009).