Cabalus Modestus, Coturnix Novaezealandae
Cabalus Modestus, Coturnix Novaezealandae. The Chatham rail (Cabalus modestus) is an extinct flightless species of bird in the family Rallidae. It was endemic to New Zealand. Genetic similarity with Gallirallus dieffenbachii is why many view this species as part of the genus Gallirallus. Illustrated page from "Extinct Birds" by Lionel Rothschild, published in 1907, and drawn by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912).