New Guinea Flightless Rail (Megacrex inepta) - HBW 3, p. 194
French: Râle géant
Spanish: Rascón Inepto
Other common names: Papuan Flightless/Grey-faced Rail
Taxonomy: Megacrex inepta D'Albertis and Salvadori, 1879, Fly River, New Guinea.
Very close to Habroptila wallacii; sometimes placed in Habroptila, or in Amaurornis; probably derived from latter. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pallida Rand, 1938 - NC New Guinea, from R Taritatu (Idenburg) to R Sepik.
- inepta D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879 - SC New Guinea, from R Setekwa and R Noord (Lorentz) to R Digul and R Fly.
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Two birds feeding near Sago Palm area.
Locality Kwatu Lodge, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Michael Chinn 30 July 2010 51 weeks ago 4.1
One of two birds at the sago swamp.
Locality Kwatu Lodge, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp M.i.inepta)
neil osborne 21 August 2010 7 weeks ago 3.2
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