Zapornia sp. ‘Kaua’i’ 2

Medium Kauai Crake (Zapornia sp.)

The Medium Kauai Crake is and undescribed species known from few bones that were recovered from the dunes at Makawehi in the south of the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species may have been about the size of the Hawaiian Crake (Zapornia sandwichensis (Gmelin)), perhaps slightly larger.



[1] [1] Storrs L. Olson & Helen F. James: Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. In: Ornithological Monographs 45. 1991


edited: 18.05.2019