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Invisible Rail

Habroptila wallacii Gray, GR, 1861

The invisible rail, Wallace's rail, or drummer rail is a large flightless rail that is endemic to the island of Halmahera in Northern Maluku, Indonesia, where it inhabits impenetrable sago swamps adjacent to forests. Its plumage is predominantly dark slate-grey, and the bare skin around its eyes, the long, thick bill, and the legs are all bright red. Its call is a low drumming sound which is accompanied by wing-beating. The difficulty of seeing this shy bird in its dense habitat means that information on its behaviour is limited. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Habroptila
Scientific:
  Habroptila wallacii


Original description

Citation:
  Gray, GR, 1861

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1860) p. 365 pl.172

Protonym:
  Habroptila wallacii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12866933


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2BE28F60E0A465B8

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2BE28F60

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2BE28F60


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176343


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Habroptila wallacii: Halmahera I. (n Moluccas)
English:
Invisible Rail
Catalan:
Rascló de Wallace
Czech:
chřástal halmaherský
Danish:
Halmaherarikse
German:
Trommelralle
Spanish:
Rascón de Wallace
Spanish (Spain):
Rascón de Wallace
Finnish:
nokiluhtakana
French:
Râle de Wallace
Croatian:
halmaherska kokošica
Hungarian:
dobos guvat
Italian:
Rallo invisibile
Japanese (romaji):
harumaherakuina
Japanese:
ハルマヘラクイナ
Lithuanian:
Voleso vištelė
Dutch:
Halmaheraral
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Halmaherarikse
Norwegian:
Halmaherarikse
Polish:
wodnokur molucki
Portuguese:
Saracura-invisível
Russian:
Погоныш-барабанщик
Slovak:
chriašteľ bubenícky
Serbian:
Petlovan sa ostrva Halmahera
Swedish:
halmaherarall
Ukrainian:
Пастушок гальмаберський
Chinese:
华氏秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
大嘴秧雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle de Wallace ( Habroptila wallacii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle de Wallace ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 1st edition:
Wallace's Rail ( Habropteryx wallacii)
Clements, version 2021:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
Clements 3rd edition:
Wallace's Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 4th edition:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements, version 2015:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements, version 2016:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements, version 2017:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Clements, version 2018:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
Clements, version 2019:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
eBird version 1.50:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 1.52:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 1.53:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 1.54:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 1.55:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 2015:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 2016:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 2017:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
eBird version 2018:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
eBird version 2019:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
eBird version 2021:
Invisible Rail ( Gallirallus wallacii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Wallace's Rail ( Rallus wallacii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Wallace's Rail ( Rallus wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Wallace's Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Oriental Bird Club:
Drummer Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Habroptila wallacii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Habroptila wallacii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Habroptila wallacii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Invisible Rail ( Habroptila wallacii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Habroptila wallacii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Habroptila wallacii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: ি঄দৃ঱য চঝচি
Bengali (transliteration): adr̥śya jhilli
Catalan: Rascló de Wallace
Czech: chřástal halmaherský, Chrástal ostruhatý
Danish: Halmaherarikse
German: Trommelralle
English: Drummer Rail, Halmahera Rail, Invisible Rail, Wallace's Rail
English, HBW: Drummer Rail
English (IOC): Invisible Rail
English (United States): Invisible Rail
Esperanto: Vallacea habroptilo, Wallace-habroptilo
Spanish: Rascón de Wallace
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de Wallace
Spanish (HBW): Invisible Rail
Estonian: halmahera jooksuhuik
Finnish: Nokiluhtakana, uudenbritannianhuitti
French: Râle de Wallace
Croatian: halmaherska kokošica
Hungarian: dobos guvat
Indonesian: Mandar Gendang
Italian: Rallo di wallace, Rallo invisibile
Japanese (romaji): harumaherakuina
Japanese: ハルマヘラクィナ, ハルマヘラクイナ
Scientific: Gallirallus wallacii, Habropteryx wallacii, Habroptila wallacii, Rallus wallacii
Lithuanian: Voleso vištelė
Dutch: Halmaheraral, Halmahera-ral
Norwegian Nynorsk: Halmaherarikse
Norwegian: Halmaherarikse
Polish: wodnik molucki, wodnokur molucki, Wodnukur molucki
Portuguese: Saracura-invisível
Portuguese (Portugal): frango-d'água-invisível
Russian: Нелетающий пастушок Уоллеса, Пастушок-барабанщик, Погоныш-барабанщик
Slovak: chriašteľ bubenícky, zátonec bubenícky
Serbian: Petlovan sa ostrva Halmahera
Swedish: halmaherarall, Halmahererall
Turkish: Görünmeyen kılavuz
Ukrainian: Пастушок гальмаберський
Chinese: 华氏秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 大嘴秧雞

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