Bar Winged Rail

Details: Bar Winged Rail

This species was found in Fiji, but it has not been recorded since 1973 and is now Extinct. Predation by introduced cats and mongooses is thought to have been responsible for its decline.

IUCN Red List Status

Extinct Category Scale IUCN


  • Birdlife International (2021, January 1). Bar-winged Rail Hypotaenidia poeciloptera. Birdlife International. Retrieved September 25, 2023, from Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link


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