Wake Rail Hypotaenidia wakensis

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Rothschild, 1903

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was known from Wake Island in the United States Minor Outlying Islands, but went Extinct in the mid-1940s, being last recorded in 1945 and never seen by an observer who took up residence in 1946. It is thought to have been hunted to extinction by Japanese soldiers that were stranded on the island.

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Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Hypotaenidia wakensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022.