Hawaiian common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
- US Counties in which the Hawaiian common moorhen, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Hawaiian common moorhen, Wherever found 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
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1967-03-11||Pacific Region (Region 1)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2011-10-28||Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 2|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2012-01-19||77 FR 2753 2754||Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||
|2008-04-29||73 FR 23264 23266||Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands||
|2013-02-05||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||
|2005-08-24||70 FR 49668 49669||Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.||
|1999-07-09||64 FR 37148 37149||Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||
|2015-08-03||Hawaiian common gallinule 5-year review 2015|
|2010-08-27||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
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu|
|Na Pua Makani Wind Project|
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement Covering Hawaiian Goose, Duck, Moorhen, Coot, and Stilt for Participants of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
» Other Resources
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