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Mariana Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus guami)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Mariana Island subspecies of the Common Moorhen resembles other moorhen subspecies found throughout the world. The Mariana Common Moorhen is a slate-black bird about 14 inches (35 centimeters) in length. The distinguishing physical characteristics of adult birds include a red bill and frontal shield, white undertail coverts, a white line along the flank, and long olive-green legs with large unwebbed feet. Males and females are nearly identical in appearance and are difficult to distinguish from each other.

This species is listed wherever it is found, but
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
08/27/1984 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 5 of 9: view all)
Date Citation Page Title
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
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
08-27-1984 49 FR 33881 33885 Determination of End. Status for 7 Birds & 2 Bats of Guam & Northern Mariana Islands; 49 FR 33881-33885
01-20-1984 49 FR 2485 2488 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488
11-29-1983 48 FR 53729 53733 Proposed End. Status for Seven Birds & Two Mammals from Mariana Islands; 48 FR 53729-53733

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/30/1991 Recovery Plan for the Mariana Common Moorhen (=Gallinule), Gallinula chloropus guami View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents (Showing 2 of 2)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
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
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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
07/29/2009 Mariana common moorhen completed 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Mariana Common moorhen, Entire.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Mariana Common moorhen, Entire

» Petitions

Most Recent Petition Findings (Showing 3 of 3)
Date Citation Page Title Finding
01/20/1984 49 FR 2485 2488 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488
  • Notice 12 month petition finding, Warranted but precluded
05/12/1981 46 FR 26464 26469 ETWP; Notice of Petition Acceptance and Status Review
  • Notice 90-day Petition Finding, Substantial
  • Notice Notice of Review
05/18/1979 44 FR 29128 29130 Review of the Status of Ten Birds and Two Mammals from Guam
  • Notice 90-day Petition Finding, Substantial
  • Notice Notice of Review

» Life History

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

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