Guam rail (Rallus owstoni)
Listing Status: and
The Guam Rail has a brown head, neck and eye stripe; near gray throat and upper breast; short wings that are dark with brownish spots and barred with white; lower breast, abdomen, under tail coverts, and tail are blackish with white barrings; gray bill, long legs and dark brown feet; and red iris. Females are similar but slightly smaller than male.
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Guam rail
Population location: Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population
Listing status: Endangered
Population location: Rota
Listing status: Experimental Population, Non-Essential
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|04/11/1984||Pacific Region (Region 1)||Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population|
|10/30/1989||Pacific Region (Region 1)||Rota|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/28/1990||Native Forest Birds of Guam and Rota of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/08/2007||72 FR 10547 10550||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 71 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Territory of Guam||
|12/05/2002||67 FR 72407 72408||Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determinations of prudency for two mammal and four bird species in Guam and the Commonwealth of the nothern Mariana Islands and designations of critical habitat for one mammal and two bird species||
|03/06/2012||77 FR 13248 13251||5-Year Status Reviews of 46 Species in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands:Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.||
|08/20/2014||Guam rail 5-year review 2014|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Guam rail.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Guam rail.
» Life History
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