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13 April 2012

Viti Levu Rail

Viti Levu Rail (維提島秧雞)
Fiji (2006)

4th May, 2011. Suva
10th May, 2011. Registration office, Fiji

Viti Levu Rail, was a late Quaternary prehistoric birds endemic to Viti Levu, a largest island of Fiji. It was flightless similar to Bar-winged Rail (斑翅秧雞), they mostly appear ground-nesting forest and fresh-water swamp. However as the mongooses and cats introduced from outside, and the birds only endemic to this closed area, Bar-winged Rail was probably extinct on 1973 and Viti Levu Rail was probably extinct on 1998, when the last discovery of these two species.
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