Gymnocrex talaudensis Lambert, 1998, Karakelong I., Talaud Archipelago.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Rвle de Talaud; German: Talaudralle; Spanish: Cotara.
Approximately 13–14 in (33–35 cm). Chestnut foreparts, olivegreen upperparts, tawny remiges, blackish underparts and tail, yellow bill and legs, and white facial skin. Only the holotype is described.
Karakelong Island, Talaud Archipelago, Indonesia.
Long wet grass and scrub, including at forest edges.
Extremely shy; seen only once in the four years after its discovery.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Snails and beetles.
Endangered, with a very small range; faces habitat loss and degradation.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Trapped for food.
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