Cabalus modestus

The Chatham Rail is an extinct species of bird in the Rallidae family. It was endemic to New Zealand.

The Cabalus modestus is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Summary Cabalus modestus was endemic to Chatham, Mangere and Pitt Islands, New Zealand1. It was first discovered on Mangere in 1871, and 26 specimens collected there are known from museum collections. It became extinct on the island between 1896 and 19001. The species is also known from 19th century bones from Chatham and Pitt Islands. Ecology: It is likely to have occurred in scrubland and tussock grass. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Cabalus
Species : modestus
Authority : (Hutton, 1872)