• Corpus ID: 190391698

Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae

  title={Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae},
  author={Sidney Dillon Ripley and J. Fenwick Lansdowne and Storrs L. Olson},
From the Vagile to the Sedentary: Disease Implications and New Host Relationships on Islands
With increasing anthropogenic introduction of novel biotas, including parasites, to islands, the conservation of insular biodiversity becomes increasingly challenging, which in turn reduces the ability to study and understand both islands and diseases.
Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds
  • W. Suárez
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club
  • 2022
Summary. All information relating to the Cuban palaeo-avifauna since the first published list in 1928 to the present, is summarised and presented as a catalogue with commentary. I update data on the
Ecological segregation and vocal interactions in two sympatric Laterallus crakes
Habitat adaptation would be more relevant within large patches of homogeneous and simple habitats selected by each Crake, while interspecific territoriality would gain importance at habitat boundaries with heterogeneous or intermediate conditions.
Book review
I first became aware of the research that was underway to identify the cause and improve the survival prospects of the Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) on Lord Howe Island in 1979 when an article
The Woodhen: A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction
This book tells the fascinating success story of saving the flightless Woodhen of Lord Howe Island. This unique large rail, an iconic and highly endangered Australian bird, was at the very brink of
Range and Natural History of Seven Poorly-Known Neotropical Rails
Abstract. The range and natural history of Neotropical rails are little understood. Observations are presented on the range, diet and breeding of seven poorly known rails amassed during 15 years of
Phylogenetic and coalescent analysis of three loci suggest that the Water Rail is divisible into two species, Rallus aquaticus and R. indicus
Water Rails from East Asia were genetically differentiated from the ones breeding in Europe and Western to Middle Asia, and the split between these two lineages was estimated to occur in the Middle Pleistocene, when populations were isolated in disjunct wetlands with little or no gene flow.
RAPD analysis reveals low genetic variability in the endangered light‐footed clapper rail
RAPD (randomly amplified polymorphic DNA) analysis was employed to assess the genetic variability within and among four of the largest remaining light‐footed clapper rail populations.
The Response of Water Rails (Rallus aquaticus) To the Playback of Conspecific and Heterospecific Calls
The response of Water Rails to conspecific and heterospecific playback is studied to reveal any variation in reaction to playbacks of rail and crake and if and how these reactions change in intensity.
Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae.