Gallinule is a common name that refers the following rails, amongst others:

Living Species

Extinct Species

  • Samoan Moorhen, Gallinulapacifica – sometimes placed in Pareudiastes, extinct (1907)?
  • Makira Moorhen, Gallinula silvestris – sometimes placed in Pareudiastes or Edithornis, extinct (mid-20th century)?
  • Tristan Moorhen, Gallinula nesiotis – extinct (late 19th century)
Spot-flanked Gallinule, Gallinula melanops
Common Moorhen or Common Gallinule, Gallinula chloropus - feeding her chick
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