Guam Rail

Galliralus owstoni

The brown tree snake hit the jackpot when it found its way onto the island of Guam – flightless, ground-nesting birds with no defenses against a snake. Several bird species, including the Guam rail, were wiped out. Breeding in zoos and reintroduction on Guam and neighboring islands are the rail’s best hope for survival.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 11 in
weightWeight: 6 to 10.6 oz
habitatHabitat: Forest and grassland
dietDiet: Small animals, carrion, seeds, and leaves
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Extinct in the Wild)