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  • n. A species of bird in the family Rallidae endemic to Lord Howe Island, Australia.


From wood + hen (Wiktionary)


  • A major research project culminated in the successful captive breeding of Lord Howe Island woodhen in the early to mid-1970s.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • Lord Howe Island woodhen Tricholimnas sylvestris, reduced to some 26 individuals in 1975, has been successfully bred in captivity and now numbers around 220.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • This stunted, gnarled forest is an important haven for the endemic Lord Howe woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris), and is used as a breeding ground by Providence petrels (Pterodoma solandri).

    Lord Howe Island subtropical forests

  • The woodhen was reduced to 25 individuals in the 1970s, but an intensive management program has boosted the population to more than 220 individuals.

    Lord Howe Island subtropical forests

  • There are four extant endemic landbirds, including two species and two subspecies: the relatively abundant Lord Howe white-eye (Zosterops tephropleurus), the Lord Howe Island woodhen, Lord Howe Island golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis contempta), and the Lord Howe Island currawong (Strepera graculina crissalis).

    Lord Howe Island subtropical forests


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