is found in the humid eastern half of Madagascar
, from sea-level up to 2,700 m, being more common above 700 m (Langrand 1990; Morris and Hawkins 1998)
. It has been recorded from Tsaratanana in the north to Madena in the south-east, and from the eastern coast to the Sakay river on the western side of the central plateau (R. Safford in litt.
. It has also been recorded on Ile Sante Marie (R. Safford in litt.
. It is uncommon (Langrand 1990)
, but may be locally common at some sites (R. Safford in litt.
, and although the total population has been estimated at 1,800-7,500 individuals (F. Hawkins in litt
. to Wetlands International 2002
, the true population size is likely to be at the higher end of this estimate (R. Safford pers. comm.
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: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural ResourcesBibliographic Citation
: BirdLife International 2012. Gallinago macrodactyla
. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org