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Galapagos Rail Laterallus spilonota

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

Priorities for Future Research

There are several gaps in our knowledge of Galapagos Rail mating system, specifically how long mating pairs last. Additionally, little information exists on primary predators of Galapagos Rail, both exotic and native. There is no information in the literature describing the molting pattern of this species. Conservation efforts should focus on restoring habitat on islands that are ecologically damaged by the introduction of European grazing animals.

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.