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New Guinea Flightless Rail Megacrex inepta

Described by: D'Albertis; Salvadori (1879)
Alternate common name(s): Papuan Flightless Rail, Gray-faced Rail, Grey-faced Rail
Old scientific name(s): Amaurornis ineptus


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New Guinea;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Sc. coasts of New Guinea from Setekwa River and Lorentz (Nioord) River e. to the Digul River and Fly River.
(2) Nc. New Guinea from the Idenburg (Taritatu) River and Humboldt Bay e. to the Sepik River.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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