Tongatapu rail

Tongatapu rail

Tongatapu rail

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Gallirallus hypoleucus

The Tongatapu rail (Gallirallus hypoleucus ) was a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It was apparently native to the island of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga, in Polynesia in the south-west Pacific Ocean. It is known only from brief descriptions of a specimen, now lost, collected from Tongatapu in 1777 in the course of James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific, and from a contemporary illustration by Georg Forster.

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References

1. Tongatapu rail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongatapu_rail

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