Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Tristan Moorhen (Gallinula nesiotis) - HBW 3, p. 200

French: Gallinule de Tristan German: Tristanteichhuhn Spanish: Gallineta de Gough
Other common names: Gough Moorhen (comeri)

Taxonomy: Gallinula nesiotis P. L. Sclater, 1861, Tristan da Cunha.
In past, sometimes placed in genus Porphyriornis. Nominate race of Tristan da Cunha recently extinct. One extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • comeri (Allen, 1892) - Gough I, S Atlantic.

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