Rallus aquaticus hibernans Salomonsen, 1931



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: c.1965





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Salomonsen, Finn. (1931). [description of Rallus aquaticus hibernans]. Vidensk.Medd.Dansk.Naturhist.For. 90 p.360.

Other references:

Billerman, S. M., Keeney, B. K., Rodewald, P. G., & Schulenberg, T. S. (2022). Birds of the world. Retrieved from

Livezey, Bradley C. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae). Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353: 2077-2151.

Taylor, Barry. (1998). Rails: a guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules and coots of the world. Robertsbridge, UK: Pica Press.

Tavares, Erika S., Kroon, Gerard H. J. de and Baker, Allan J. (2010). Phylogenetic and coalescent analysis of three loci suggest that the Water Rail is divisible into two species, Rallus aquaticus and R. indicus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 226.


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