Gallirallus sp. ‘Buka’

Buka Rail (Gallirallus sp.)

This rail species has not yet been formally described, it is known only from subfossil remains that were found on the island of Buka in the Solomon Islands.

The species was flightless and was very likely among the first species to be eredicated by the first Melanesian settlers. [1]



[1] David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press 2006


edited: 22.05.2019