Rallus antarcticus King, 1828:95

Austral rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1959

Rediscovered in 1998

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Argentina & Chile


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

King, Phillip Parker. (1828). [Extracts from a letter to N. A. Vigors on the animals of the Straits of Magellan]. The Zoological Journal 4: 91-105.

Other references:

Balchin, Chris. (2007). Back from the dead! A potpourri of recent rediscoveries in the Neotropics. Neotropical Birding 2: 4-11.

BirdLife International. (2001). Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

BirdLife International. (2016). Rallus antarcticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22692486A93356027. Downloaded on 14 February 2017.

Blanco, D. E.; Canevari, P. 1992. Censo Neotropical de aves acuaticas 1991. Programa de Ambientes Acuáticos Neotropicales, Buenos Aires.

Blanco, D. E.; Canevari, P. 1995. Censo Neotropical de aves acuáticas 1994. Wetlands for the Americas, Buenos Aires.

Carp, E. 1991. Censo Neotropical de aves acuaticas 1990. I.W.R.B., Slimbridge, U.K.

Collar, N. J.; Gonzaga, L. P.; Krabbe, N.; Madroño Nieto, A.; Naranjo, L. G.; Parker, T. A.; Wege, D. C. 1992. Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Fjeldså, J. 1988. Status of birds of steppe habitats of the Andean zone and Patagonia. In: Goriup, P.D. (ed.), Ecology and conservation of grassland birds, pp. 81-95. International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

Imberti, S.; Barnett, J. M. 1999. El piden austral Rallus antarcticus redescubierto en Chile. Boletín Chileno de Ornitología: 44-45.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

Mazar Barnett, J.; della Seta, M.; Imberti, S.; Pugnali, G. 1998. Notes on the rediscovery of the Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Cotinga 10: 96-101.

Mazar Barnett, J., Imberti, S. and Roesler, I. 2014. Distribution and habitat use of the Austral rail Rallus antarcticus and perspectives on its conservation. Bird Conserv. Int. 24(1): 114-125.

Pugnali, G.; Pearman, M.; Escudero, G.; Vaquero, D.; Chater, T. 2004. New localities for the Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus in Argentina, and first record from the Falkland Islands. Cotinga 22: 35-37.

Soave, E. D., Soave, G. E., Darrieu, C. A. & Marti, L. 2009. New record of Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus in Argentina. Cotinga: 153.

Taylor, B., Sharpe, C.J., de Juana, E. and Boesman, P. 2016. Austral Rail (Rallus antarcticus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.


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