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Lord Howe Rail

Hypotaenidia sylvestris (Sclater, PL, 1870)

The Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) also known as the Lord Howe Island Woodhen or Lord Howe (Island) Rail, is a flightless bird of the rail family (Rallidae). It is endemic to Lord Howe Island off the Australian coast. It is a small olive brown bird, with a short tail and a downcurved bill. The Lord Howe Island Rail lives in sub-tropical forests, feeding on earthworms, crustaceans, fruit, and taking the eggs of shearwaters and petrels. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Hypotaenidia

Scientific:
  Hypotaenidia sylvestris

Citation:
  (Sclater, PL, 1870)

Reference:
  PZS(1869) Pt3 p.472 pl.35

Protonym:
  Ocydromus sylvestris

Avibase ID:
  A2D6E35AEFD0DC72

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A2D6E35A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560161


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Hypotaenidia sylvestris: Highlands of Lord Howe I. (on verge of extinction)
English:
Lord Howe Rail
Czech:
chřástal lesní
German:
Waldralle
Danish:
Lord Howe-skovrikse
Spanish:
Rascón de la Lord Howe
Finnish:
ruskoluhtakana
French:
Râle sylvestre
Icelandic:
Skógrella
Italian:
Rallo di Lord Howe
Japanese:
ro-dohaukuina
Japanese:
ロードハウクイナ
Dutch:
Lord-Howeral
Norwegian:
Moserikse
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Moserikse
Polish:
wodnik brunatny
Portuguese:
Sanã-da-lord-howe
Russian:
Лесной пастушок
Slovak:
chriašteľ lesný
Swedish:
lordhowerall
Ukrainian:
Пастушок лісовий
Chinese:
豪岛秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lord Howe Rail ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lord Howe Rail ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lord Howe Rail ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lord Howe Rail ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lord Howe Rail ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle sylvestre ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle sylvestre ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 1st edition:
Woodhen ( Tricholimnas sylvestris)
Clements 3rd edition:
Lord Howe Wood Rail ( Tricholimnas sylvestris)
Clements 4th edition:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements, version 2015:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements, version 2016:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements, version 2017:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements, version 2018:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Clements, version 2019:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 1.50:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 1.52:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 1.53:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 1.54:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 1.55:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 2015:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 2016:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 2017:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 2018:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
eBird version 2019:
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Lord Howe Wood Rail ( Rallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Lord Howe Wood Rail ( Rallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Hypotaenidia sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Lord Howe Woodhen ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Lord Howe Island Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
James Lee Peters:
Tricholimnas sylvestris
James Lee Peters (original):
Tricholimnas sylvestris
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Tricholimnas sylvestris
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Lord Howe Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Lord Howe Island Rail ( Gallirallus sylvestris)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus sylvestris
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus sylvestris

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Rascló de l'illa Lord Howe
Czech: Chrástal Howeuv, chřástal Howeův, chřástal lesní
Danish: Brun Skovrikse, Lord Howe-skovrikse
German: Waldralle
English: Apiang Rail, Gilbert Rail, Lord Howe Island Rail, Lord Howe Island Wood Hen, Lord Howe Island Wood Rail, Lord Howe Island Woodhen, Lord Howe Rail, Lord Howe Wood Rail, Lord Howe Woodhen, Woodhen, Woodhen/Lord Howe Rail
English (Australia): Lord Howe Woodhen
English (IOC): Lord Howe Woodhen
Spanish: Rascón de la Lord Howe, Rascón de Lord Howe
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de La Lord Howe
Spanish (HBW): Lord Howe Rail
Estonian: pruunruik
Finnish: Lordhowensaarenruskoluhtakana, Ruskoluhtakana
French: Râle de Lord Howe, Râle sylvestre
Hungarian: barna bozótguvat
Icelandic: Skógrella
Italian: Rallo dell'Isola Lord Howe, Rallo di Lord Howe
Japanese: roadohaukuina, ro-dohaukuina
Japanese: ロアドハウクイナ, ロードハウクィナ, ロードハウクイナ
Scientific: Gallirallus sylvestris, Hypotaenidia sylvestris, Ocydromus sylvestris, Rallus conditicius, Rallus sylvestris, Tricholimnas sylvestris, Tricholimnas sylvestris sylvestris
Lithuanian: Miškinė veka, miškinė vištelė
Dutch: Lord Howe-ral, Lord-Howeral
Norwegian Nynorsk: Moserikse
Norwegian: Moserikse
Polish: wodnik brunatny
Portuguese: Sanã-da-lord-howe
Russian: Лесной пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ lesný
Slovenian: Mlakoš lorda Howea
Serbian: Barski petlić sa ostrva Lord Hau
Swedish: Lord Howerall, lordhowerall
Turkish: Lord Hove Yelvesi
Ukrainian: Пастушок лісовий
Chinese: 豪岛秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 森秧雞

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