Woodford's rail

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Woodford's rail
Illustration by Keulemans, 1894
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Nesoclopeus
Species: N. woodfordi
Binomial name
Nesoclopeus woodfordi
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1889)
  • Eulabeornis woodfordi
  • Rallina woodfordi

Woodford's rail (Nesoclopeus woodfordi) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and rural gardens.

Status and conservation[edit]

It is currently threatened by habitat loss and is the only surviving species of the genus Nesoclopeus.