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What

White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

November 16, 2014 11:39 PM EST

Place

Mantadia (Google, OSM)

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What

White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri

Observer

csavy

Date

October 17, 2001

Description

Flightless sub-species (Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus). Kreol name Tyomito

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Description from Wikipedia

The genus Dryolimnas comprises birds in the rail family. The Réunion Rail, a member of this genus, became extinct in the 17th century. The White-throated Rail of Aldabra is the last surviving flightless bird in the western Indian Ocean. They are mostly found on Malabar Island, but can also be found on Polymnieli Island and other islands. An undescribed extinct taxon, sometimes mentioned as Sauzier's Wood-rail, is known from Mauritius. Though much larger the skeletons of...

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