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Chestnut forest rail, Rallicula rubra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallicula
Schlegel, 1871

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Rallicula is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. It contains four species endemic to the island of New Guinea.[1] They were previously included in the genus Rallina. In fact, some taxonomic authorities continue to place them there. It contains the following four species:[2]


  1. ^ Taylor, Barry & Ber van Perlo (1998). Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Sussex: Pica Press.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Flufftails, finfoots, rails, trumpeters, cranes, limpkin". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 8 July 2019.