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Range DescriptionHypotaenidia insignis is a flightless (or almost flightless) forest rail endemic to the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. It is generally uncommon, although it is rather secretive and poorly known (Gilliard and LeCroy 1967, Bishop 1983, Coates 1985, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997, Taylor and van Perlo 1998, Bishop and Jones 2001).