Nkulengu Rail

The Nkulengu Rail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Himantornis. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Himantornis haematopus. More

* 0 8 10 Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus) * 0 8 11 Grey-throated Rail (Canirallus oculeus) * 1 1 8 12 Madagascar Wood-rail (Canirallus kioloides) * 0 4 13 Swinhoe's Rail (Coturnicops exquisitus) * 2 1 1 8 14 Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) * 3 3 8 15 Speckled Rail (Coturnicops notatus) * 0 8 16 Ocellated Crake (Micropygia schomburgkii) * 0 8 17 Chestnut More

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nkulengu rail chick is cryptically patterned with brown, black, and white, closely resembling precocial chicks of other orders. Some chicks, especially those of coots (Fulica), have distinctively colored filoplumes or bristles. Coots, gallinules (Porphyrio), and moorhens (Gallinula) have brightly colored bare skin on the head, and such prominent features act as signals for feeding. The bodies of rails are often laterally compressed, allowing easy movement through dense vegetation, and the neck can be quite long. More

* Nkulengu Rail, Himantornis haematopus * Genus †Nesotrochis (cave-rails; 3 species) (extinct) * Genus †Diaphorapteryx (Hawkins' Rail) (extinct) : This was a flightless extinct bird endemic to the Chatham Islands east of New Zealand. It is known to have existed only on the main islands of Chatham Island and Pitt Island. More

Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus = Described by: Hartlaub (1855) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range W. and c. Africa; Two populations; (1) Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast (Yapo 40km n. of Abidjan), Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and s. Cameroon. More

primitive living rail, the nkulengu rail, is a forest bird, as are the members of other primitive or unspecialized genera such as Aramides, Canirallus, and Gymnocrex. Species in the most specialized or derived genera such as Rallus, Porzana, Gallinula, and Fulica are aquatic or marsh-dwelling. This suggests that forest was the primitive habitat of the family. Rails occupy all types of vegetated wetlands, plus some open water habitats. More

species overview :: Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus) = Nr. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Himantornis
Species : haematopus
Authority : Hartlaub, 1855