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Guam Rail Hypotaenidia owstoni



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Rothschild, 1895

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
The last individual in the wild of this species died in 1987 following catastrophic declines owing to predation by the introduced brown tree-snake. A captive population survives in a snake-proof enclosure, and it breeds well in captivity. It remains classified as Extinct in the Wild until an introduced population becomes firmly established.



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Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Hypotaenidia owstoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017.