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Woodford's Rail
03 12 037 Nesoclopeus woodfordi woodfordi
Range Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Genus Nesoclopeus
Species Nesoclopeus woodfordi
Conservation Status
Near Threatened

The Woodford's rail (Nesoclopeus woodfordi), is a species of rail in the Rallidae family.

Distribution and Habitat[]

It is found in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and rural gardens.

Status and Conservation[]

It is currently threatened by habitat loss and is the only surviving species of the genus Nesoclopeus.