Pink-legged rail

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Pink-legged rail
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Gallirallus
G. insignis
Binomial name
Gallirallus insignis
(P.L. Sclater, 1880)

Hypotaenidia insignis (Sclater, 1880)

The pink-legged rail (Gallirallus insignis), also known as the New Britain rail, is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to the island of New Britain. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hypotaenidia insignis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22692421A131928979. Retrieved 20 March 2019.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)