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Galapagos Rail Laterallus spilonota

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Evan Hill

Demography and Populations

The total population of Galapagos Rail is estimated to be 5000-10000 across the Galapagos Islands (Rosenberg 1990). A decline in population on Santa Cruz Island has been estimated from a 9% decline in rail detections over 2000 surveys between 1986-1987 (Gibbs et al. 2003).

Recommended Citation

Hill, E. (2013). Galapagos Rail (Laterallus spilonota), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.