Hawaiian common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Hawaiian Moorhen is a dark gray bird with a black head and neck, and white feathers on their flanks and on their undertail coverts (or feathers). They have a very distinctive red frontal shield, and their bill tip is yellow with a red base. Their legs and feet are greenish and without lobes. The `Alae `ula usually measure about 13 inches (33 centimeters) in length. Both sexes are similar and have chicken-like cackles and croaks.

  • States/US Territories in which the Hawaiian common moorhen, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Hawaiian common moorhen, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Hawaiian common moorhen, Entire is known to occur:  Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
08/24/2005 70 FR 49668 49669 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
07/12/2011 76 FR 40927 40929 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Construction and Operations at Kauai Lagoons Resort and Golf Course on Kauai, HI
11/05/2013 78 FR 66377 66379 Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Incidental Take Permit for the Na Pua Makani Project, Kahuku, Hawaii
12/13/2007 72 FR 70885 70887 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants
01/19/2012 77 FR 2753 2754 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
02/05/2013 78 FR 8185 8187 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
07/09/1999 64 FR 37148 37149 Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
08/24/2011 76 FR 52966 52968 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit; Construction and Operation of Kawailoa Wind Energy Generation Facility, Oahu, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
12/29/2006 71 FR 78452 78454 Availability of a Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for Five Species of Birds in Kauai, Maui, HI, and Honolulu Counties, HI

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
10/28/2011 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision View Implementation Progress Final Revision 2
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/19/2012 77 FR 2753 2754 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
02/05/2013 78 FR 8185 8187 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
08/24/2005 70 FR 49668 49669 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
07/09/1999 64 FR 37148 37149 Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
  • Notice Doc. Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/03/2015 Hawaiian common gallinule 5-year review 2015
08/27/2010 Hawaiian common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis) 5 year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Hawaiian common moorhen.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Kauai Lagoons
Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu
Na Pua Makani Project
Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement Covering Hawaiian Goose, Duck, Moorhen, Coot, and Stilt for Participants of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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