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Skeleton of Hawkins' Rail (Diaphorapteryx hawkinsi)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, 2012

Skeleton of Hawkins' Rail (Diaphorapteryx hawkinsi)
Chlidonias, 6 Apr 2020
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    • Chlidonias
      Hawkins' Rail was a large flightless rail from the Chatham Islands east of New Zealand, known to Europeans only from subfossil bones. Based on the level of detail in the traditions of the native Moriori the bird probably survived into the 19th Century, although it was not recorded in life by Europeans. For traditional accounts of the species, see Hawkins' rail | New Zealand Birds Online

      This specimen has a collection date of 27 March 1919, so it is probably a single skeleton rather than a composite from several birds.

      As a gauge of size, the bill-length of the species is given as about 10cm (4 inches).
    • amur leopard
      So around the size of a small goose, right?
      Was the cause of extinction hunting from the Moriori or from Europeans, or a mix of both?
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